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Rockets beat Pelicans, win streak at 10

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(TSX / STATS) -- HOUSTON -- Chris Paul and James Harden came alive late, and the Houston Rockets erased a 13-point, third-quarter deficit in extending their winning streak to 10 games with a 130-123 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday night at Toyota Center.

Harden scored 12 of his 26 points in the fourth quarter and matched his career high of 17 assists while Paul scored 16 points over the final 13-plus minutes while adding nine rebounds and six assists. The Rockets (21-4) remained undefeated with Paul in the lineup at 11-0.

Houston needed Herculean efforts from center Clint Capela (a career-high 28 points) and guard Eric Gordon, who scored 27 points on 9-of-12 shooting off the bench. The Rockets needed every ounce of output to offset the splendid shooting of the short-handed Pelicans.


Assists per game
Rank Name APG
1 R. Westbrook, OKC9.9
2 J. Harden, Hou9.3
3 L. James, Cle8.7
4 B. Simmons, Phi7.7
5 J. Teague, Min7.3
6 D. Green, GS7.3
7 K. Lowry, Tor7.1
8 L. Ball, LAL7.1
9 S. Curry, GS6.6
10 D. Schroder, Atl6.4
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Steals Per Game
Rank Name SPG
1 P. George, OKC2.48
2 B. Simmons, Phi2.12
3 K. Dunn, Chi2.00
4 R. Westbrook, OKC1.96
5t K. Bazemore, Atl1.85
5t V. Oladipo, Ind1.85
7 J. Butler, Min1.84
8 G. Harris, Den1.83
9 E. Bledsoe, Mil1.94
10 S. Curry, GS1.74
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