Hornets Drop 5th Straight in OT

HOUSTON (AP) - Kevin Martin scored 27 of his 32 points in the

first half, Samuel Dalembert grabbed a season-high 17 rebounds and

the Houston Rockets survived one of the worst fourth quarters in

team history to beat the New Orleans Hornets 90-88 in overtime on

Thursday night.

Courtney Lee scored a season-high 17 points and Kyle Lowry added

10 points and eight assists for the Rockets, who've won five in a


Jason Smith scored 17 points and Jarrett Jack and Marco

Bellinelli added 15 points apiece for the Hornets, who've lost 12

of 13.

The Rockets led by as many as 14, but went 3 for 21 from the

field and tied a franchise-record low by scoring only 7 points in

the final quarter.