Pelicans vs. Rockets: Pregame

 Shanna Lockwood-USA TODAY Sports

Shanna Lockwood-USA TODAY Sports

The hottest team in the NBA the Houston Rockets (54-14) look to keep the momentum going after winning 20 of their last 21 games. The Rockets are racking up the scoreboard averaging 113.5 points on 46.5 percent shooting. MVP candidate James Harden is averaging 30.9 points and 8.7 assists while Chris Paul is averaging 18.7 points and eight assists. Eric Gordon is the third double-digit scorer and Clint Capela is grabbing 10.9 rebounds.

 AP Photo/George Bridges

AP Photo/George Bridges

The New Orleans Pelicans (39-29) desperately need a win to strengthen their playoff chances after going (3-3) in their last six games. The Pelicans are averaging 111.9 points on 48.2 percent shooting. The Houston Rockets continue to destroy their opponents as they have their eyes locked on the top seed in the west. The New Orleans Pelicans have cooled off and need to find a way to get a win tonight anyway they can. 

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