HOUSTON (AP) ? James Harden had 31 points and seven assists to lead the Houston Rockets to a 104-92 victory over the New Orleans Hornets on Wednesday night. Harden has led the Rockets in scoring for 14 straight games, not including a Dec. 10 loss to San Antonio where he was sidelined with an ankle injury. New Orleans was without guard Eric Gordon, who had spent most of the season recovering from a knee injury before making his season debut last Saturday. Gordon scored 11 points on Tuesday night, but New Orleans coach Monty Williams rested him as a precaution and said he expected Gordon to return when the Hornets visit Dallas on Saturday.