Rockets take down Pelicans.

 Photo By: Stacy Revere/Getty Images

Photo By: Stacy Revere/Getty Images

The Houston Rockets (55-14) with the win Saturday move three full games ahead of the Golden State Warriors for the top seed in the Western Conference. The Rockets defeated the New Orleans Pelicans 107-101. 

MVP front runner James Harden led all scorers with 32 points. He also added 11 rebounds and 8 assist. Chris Paul added 21 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assist. The Rockets scored 107 points despite only getting 15 points combined from their bench.  

With only 13 games remaining on Houston's schedule the road to the Finals looks more and more like it will have to go through the Toyota Center. 

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Photo By: Sports Book Review

The Pelicans (39-30) were led by their superstar Anthony Davis’s 26 points and 13 rebounds.

Jrue Holiday chipped in with 19 points, 8 assist and 6 rebounds.

After climbing all the way up to the fourth seed in the Western Conference the Pelicans now drop to the eighth seed.  Now they are only a game and a half ahead of the Los Angeles Clippers.

 

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