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New Orleans, LA (Sports Network) - The New Orleans target their third straight win tonight when they welcome the Houston to New Orleans Arena. The come into tonight's tilt after sweeping a home-and-home set with the lowly Orlando , culminating with Wednesday's 106-91 triumph. poured in 27 points and dished out 12 assists to lead the way.

New Orleans had six players score in double digits, as had a monster night while scoring 20 points and grabbing 14 rebounds.

and each added 10 points for the , who have won three of their last four overall. Brown also hauled in 10 boards, while pitched in 13 points.

The , who will be wrapping up a brief two-game homestand tonight, are 7-2 on their court this season.

Houston, meanwhile, stopped a three-game losing streak on Wednesday when it posted a 107-101 victory over the Utah . had a season-high 32 points to lead all scorers, while had 20 points and eight rebounds.

started and capped a 10-2 run out of the gates in overtime, hitting a three 33 seconds in and then a jumper with 1:28 left to make it 104-96. Piatkowski had five of Houston's 13 points in overtime and finished with a season-high 13 points himself.

The are 5-1 when Mobley leads the team in scoring.

Houston, which will be home for its next three games after tonight's contest, is just 4-6 away from home this season.

The and New Orleans split their two meetings last season, but Houston has won four of six and five of the last eight matchups. The , though, have won seven of the last 12, including four of the last six on their home court.

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