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Omer Asik
Howard returns, Rockets beat Pelicans 95-93

Dwight Howard corralled a no-look pass from James Harden along the baseline and went up quickly for a forceful one-handed stuff. That first-quarter highlight alone would have been a promising sign for a Rockets squad gearing up for the playoffs. Erasing a 17-point deficit on the road against a desperate Pelicans team made for an even more satisfying night. Harden had 25 points and 10 assists, Howard had seven rebounds and a block on Anthony Davis in his return from a two-month absence, and Houston handed New Orleans its fourth straight loss with a 95-93 victory on Wednesday. "We came back from a big deficit and the one thing I kept telling the fellas was, we've got to stop...