Houston Rockets vs. New Orleans Hornets: Live Score, Results and Game Highlights

Jay WierengaCorrespondent IJanuary 9, 2013

HOUSTON, TX - JANUARY 02:  James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets drives against Greivis Vasquez #21 and Ryan Anderson #33 of the New Orleans Hornets at Toyota Center on January 2, 2013 in Houston, Texas.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
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The Houston Rockets are the hottest team in basketball. They have won five straight games and after a three-game losing streak in early December, they are 12-3 since December 12.

Standing in their way are the pesky New Orleans Hornets. Despite having the worst record in the Western Conference, they have shown new life since the return of guard Eric Gordon and just one week ago played the Rockets tough through two quarters.

If the Rockets are going to keep their win streak going, they are going to need a repeat performance from James Harden from a week ago when he dropped 31 points on the overwhelmed Hornets. But potential Rookie of the Year candidate Anthony Davis is sure to provide at least a bit of a stumbling block to the surging Rockets.