Ryan Anderson

Rockets rout Pelicans, 129-99, in Cousins' New Orleans debut

What a bummer of a beginning to the Boogie-and-Brow era in the Big Easy.

The Pelicans' tandem of newly acquired All-Star DeMarcus Cousins and All-Star Game MVP Anthony Davis was no match for the surging Houston Rockets on Thursday night.

Reserve Lou Williams hit seven 3-pointers and scored 27 points in his Rockets debut, and Houston crushed New Orleans, 129-99.

"Nobody expected us to win the championship on our first game. We see the potential. We see what we need to work on," Cousins said. "Houston's a very good team, a very seasoned team. They have their identity and we're trying to find ours right now. It's going to be a process. We've got to go in...

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