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Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

Omri Casspi suffered a right thumb injury.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

After a day of deadline drama - and no trades - the Knicks come out and remind you why they are a team that's on the outside of the playoff race looking in. They were destroyed by the defending champs -- and the game wasn't close for most of the final three quarters. The Knicks are 12 games under .500 and have dropped eight of 10.

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

Pelicans lose 129-99 in DeMarcus Cousins' debut. Cousins and Anthony Davis combine for 56 points, 23 rebounds, 6 blocks, but the Pelicans turn it over 20 times and allow the Rockets to shoot 39% from 3 on 51 attempts.

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

It's over and Lou Williams showed out in his Rockets debut. He scored 27 points and set a career-high with seven threes. Oh yeah, Rockets 129, Pelicans 99. James Harden had 14 assists through three quarters.

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

LeBron James (16 points, 11 rebounds, 11 assists) now has 48 triple-doubles for his career, with six of them coming this season.

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The Pelicans entered the 4th quarter down 33 points, the largest deficit entering the 4th quarter in New Orleans (Hornets/Pelicans) franchise history.

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

The Rockets take a commanding 100-67 lead on the Pelicans after three quarters at the Big Blender. New Orleans is just 3-for-20 from behind the 3-point arc while the Rockets are shooting 40% from 3.

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Rockets just, well beating up the Pelicans. It's 100-67 after three. James Harden with 14 assists. Rockets have five players in double-figures. It's almost time for the Mardi Gras parades.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The Knicks say Kristaps Porzingis will not return due to a right ankle sprain. Porzingis appeared to tweak his ankle in the first half. The severity of the injury is unclear at this point.

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

Jrue Holiday struggling to find his way in the Pelicans' new look. Holiday has 2 points (2/8), 1 assist and 6 turnovers.

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

The likelihood remains Golden State will target guards in the buyout market OR ride with Briante Weber as his second 10-day nears completion

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

Now that Bogut is expected to hit the free-agent market, league sources say Golden State will indeed consider all its options. However ...

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

As for Andrew Bogut: The NBA confirms he can re-sign with the Warriors but Golden State, until tonight, has focused on backcourt targets.

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

The Hawks' pitches for PG-13 and Butler excluded core players. Asked if three first-rounder picks were offered , one source said: "More."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Kristaps Porzingis has a sprained right ankle, according to the Knicks. He is questionable to return.

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Rockets taking care of things against the Pelicans. Houston leads 66-50 at halftime. Rockets with 17 points off 12 Pelicans turnovers. Eric Gordon, a former Pelican, was booed every time he touched the ball and he scored 14 points. Newly acquired guard Lou Williams, a surprise to the Rockets lineup, has nine points.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

After shootaround this morning, Derrick Rose answered a few questions about the triangle offense. It doesn't sound like he's comfortable in it, to say the least:

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

DeMarcus Cousins and Anthony Davis combine for 30 of the Pelicans' 50 first-half points, but New Orleans' new-look roster is still very much a work in progress. The Pelicans' 12 turnovers gave way to 17 Rockets points, and NOLA also gave up 15 second-chance points and 18 fast-break points. Pels down 16 at half.