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New Orleans, LA (Sports Network) - James Harden registered a game-high 30 points, dished out eight assists and grabbed four rebounds and Patrick Patterson registered a double-double with 18 points and 13 boards, as the Houston Rockets picked up a much-needed, 100-82, road victory over the New Orleans Hornets.

Carlos Delfino tallied 14 points and shot 4-of-6 from behind the arc, for the Rockets, who have won two of their last three games following a seven- game losing skid. Jeremy Lin scored 13 points, dished out eight helpers and had six steals in the victory.

Eric Gordon netted 20 points and Ryan Anderson added 19 for the Hornets, who have lost two straight after winning seven of nine. Al-Farouq Aminu and Anthony Davis contributed 11 and 10 points, respectively, in the defeat.

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