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NBA Game Summary - Houston at New Orleans



(Wednesday, April 16th)

Final Score: New Orleans 105, Houston 100

New Orleans, LA (SportsNetwork.com) - Tyreke Evans had 25 points and 10 assists as the New Orleans Pelicans ended their season on a high note with a 105-100 win over the playoff-bound Houston Rockets on Wednesday.

Evans, who also grabbed six rebounds, was coming off the best game of his career when he went for 41 points, nine boards and eight assists in a win over Oklahoma City on Monday.

Austin Rivers, who was ejected from the Thunder win following a second-quarter altercation with Nick Collison, donated 18 points and eight assists for the Pelicans. Anthony Morrow had 15 points off the bench.

The Pelicans (34-48) won their final two games after dropping eight straight.

"We're really excited and happy to be able to get a win the last game of the season," said Pelicans head coach Monty Williams. "Now we've got to build on all of the things that we've learned and the growth that we've had this year."

Houston had already locked up the No. 4 seed in the Western Conference and rested starters James Harden and Chandler Parsons for this one. Troy Daniels paced the Rockets with a career-high 22 points in his first start of the season.

The Rockets (54-28) will host the Portland Trail Blazers in the opening round of the playoffs.

"It feels good," said Rockets forward Terrence Jones. "I'm confident in our team right now."

New Orleans seized an early 11-4 lead, but Jones kept Houston close with nine of the team's first 11 points and Daniels hit a 3-ball from the left wing to tie it at 14 midway through the first.

The Rockets led 30-28 after one but trailed 53-50 at halftime.

New Orleans was ahead for the majority of the second half until Jordan Hamilton's transition finger roll at 2:51 of the fourth quarter capped an 8-2 Houston run and put the Rockets back on top, 100-99.

Out of a timeout, Evans restored the Pelicans' lead with a layup, Jeff Withey got a short hook to go and Evans scored again to seal it in the final minute.

Game Notes

Houston won the season series, 3-1 ... Jones scored 17 points for the Rockets. Patrick Beverley and Hamilton netted 14 apiece and Donatas Motiejunas had 11 points and 10 rebounds ... New Orleans outscored Houston 60-36 in the paint.

04/17 02:10:51 ET

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DUR 13
SWB 10
 
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SEA 2
TOR 8
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HOU 10
DET 8
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BAL 2
MIA 5
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CIN 2
CLE 5
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OAK 7
TAM 2
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ANA 1
BOS 6
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MIL 1
ATL 2
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NYM 1
PIT 9
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PHI 1
WAS 4
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MIN 8
CWS 1
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STL 6
KAN 1
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CHC 3
ARI 4
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SDP 11
LOS 3
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COL 11
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TEX 5
NYY 2
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NYY
 
1:10pm Today
COL
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1:10pm Today
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NYM
 
1:35pm Today
HOU
BAL
 
2:10pm Today
BOS
MIN
 
2:10pm Today
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2:20pm Today
WAS
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4:05pm Today
DET
OAK
 
4:10pm Today
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CLE
 
4:15pm Today
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7:05pm Tonight
MIA
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7:07pm Tonight
CWS
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7:10pm Tonight
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ATL 111
CLE 114
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TAM 2
NYR 0
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DUR 13
SWB 10
 
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