NOH 20 21 10 24 75
Hou 24 24 22 25 95
Date of game: 10/12/2012

Recap: Houston vs. New Orleans

Houston, TX (Sports Network) - Kevin Martin led all scorers with 17 points on 6-of-11 shooting for the Houston Rockets, who dropped the New Orleans Hornets in a 95-75 drubbing to hand them their first loss of the preseason.

Fellow starters Patrick Patterson and Chandler Parsons each poured in 10 points apiece for Houston, while former New York Knicks sensation Jeremy Lin netted nine points and dished out seven assists as the Rockets won their second consecutive game.

Donatas Motiejunas finished with 13 points on 6-of-10 shooting and off-season acquisition Toney Douglas scored 11 points off the bench for the Rockets.

After winning their first three games, the Hornets fell for the first time in the Anthony Davis era. The rookie center did not play, sitting with an injured groin.

Al-Farouq Aminu led the way for New Orleans with 15 points and Robin Lopez added 11 while collecting eight rebounds. Greivis Vasquez shot just 4-of-13 from the field and had a game-high five turnovers in the loss, but finished with 10 points, five rebounds, five assists and three steals.

The Hornets trailed just 48-41 at halftime, but mustered only 10 points in the third quarter to the Rockets' 22, breaking the game open.

New Orleans was playing its fourth game in six days, but won't be in action again until Thursday, when the Hornets take on the Atlanta Hawks. The Rockets will take on the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday.

Game Notes

Illinois State rallies into FCS title game

If ever there was doubt about the Missouri Valley Football Conference being the top conference in the FCS, Illinois State provided a reminder on Saturday.

Cowboys' Murray active against Colts

Dallas Cowboys running back and the NFL's leading rusher DeMarco Murray is active for today's game against the Indianapolis Colts, although his playing time may be limited due to a broken hand.

Giants acquire McGehee from Marlins

The San Francisco Giants have acquired infielder Casey McGehee from the Miami Marlins in exchange for minor league pitchers Kendry Flores and Luis Castillo.

Vancouver's Hansen collapses on bench

Vancouver Canucks forward Jannik Hansen collapsed on the bench during the second period of Saturday's game against the Calgary Flames and had to be helped to the locker room.

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