Photos: Dwight Howard makes Rockets debut

Photos: Dwight Howard makes Rockets debut

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HOUSTON, TX - OCTOBER 05: Dwight Howard #12 of the Houston Rockets smiles after he was called for a foul during action against the New Orleans Pelicans in a preseason NBA game on October 5, 2013 at Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. The Pelicans won 116-115. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Thomas B. Shea/Getty Images)

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The Associated Press

Posted on October 7, 2013 at 12:19 PM

Updated Monday, Oct 7 at 2:00 PM

HOUSTON (AP) -- Anthony Morrow scored 26 points and the New Orleans Pelicans beat Houston 116-115 on Saturday night in Dwight Howard’s exhibition debut for the Rockets.

Howard had 19 points and nine rebounds in his first game since signing a four-year, $88 million deal with the Rockets in the offseason.

Howard was 6 of 11 from the field and 7 of 11 from the free-throw line in 27 minutes. He also had a technical foul in the third quarter for arguing a defensive 3-second violation.

To view a slideshow of the game on your mobile device, click here.

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