Luc Mbah a Moute came out of the match against Charlotte just before half-time, after a bad reception following a dunk. Falling to the ground, his shoulder dislocated. While waiting to know the duration of his unavailability, the Rockets chained an 11th victory in a row, with a record in season for Chris Paul who achieves 31 points at 10/18, 7 rebounds and 11 assists.
Despite a good presence in the rebounds (56 to 45), the Hornets were quickly distanced and never returned. With a 25-0 slipped between the end of the first quarter (38-23) and the start of the second (25-26), the Rockets quickly took cover and lead 63-49 to the break.
Houston pocketed the 3rd quarter 28-20 and is 22 points clear at the start of the last 91-69. The Rockets control the end of the game and Charlotte took the opportunity to reduce the gap a bit in the 4th (17-27). Final victory without shaking for the Rockets 108-96, still leading the Western Conference (22 wins, 4 losses).
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