Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 1/9/13
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NEW ORLEANS -- Roger Mason came off the bench to score a season-high 17 points, including 13 in a decisive 22-2 fourth-quarter run, to power the New Orleans Hornets to an 88-79 victory over the Houston Rockets Wednesday night at the New Orleans Arena. The Hornets, who won their third consecutive game, trailed 69-59 entering the fourth quarter, but Mason caught fire. Mason hit three 3-pointers and two other jumpers during the spurt, and the Hornets rolled to an 81-71 lead with 4:19 left. The Hornets (10-25) missed their first eight 3-point attempts of the game, but Mason found the range and began torching the Rockets from the perimeter. The Hornets outscored the Rockets (21-15) 29-10 in the fourth quarter, holding Houston to its lowest output of the season. The Rockets are the NBA's highest- scoring team with a 106.2 point average. James Harden scored 25 points for the Rockets, breaking the franchise record with 14 consecutive games in which he has scored at leas...
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