Hart gives Pelicans a boost in 130-101 win over Rockets

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New Orleans Pelicans forward Brandon Ingram (14) goes to the basket against Houston Rockets forward Danuel House Jr. in the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)


NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Reserve Josh Hart had 20 points and a career-high 17 rebounds to help New Orleans overcome Zion Williamson’s early foul trouble, and the Pelicans beat Houston 130-101 to extend their winning streak to four games. Brandon Ingram scored 22 and Williamson added 20 points, seven assists, five rebounds and a steal despite being limited to 20 minutes on the court. Willy Hernangomez added 14 points and 10 rebounds in a reserve role and Lonzo Ball added 15 points. John Wall scored 25 points and Eric Gordon 23 for Houston. The Rockets have lost its third straight.