HOUSTON — Anthony Davis had 30 points, 14 rebounds and five blocks to lead the New Orleans Pelicans to a 99-90 win over the Houston Rockets on Thursday night.

The Pelicans trailed by one early in the fourth quarter before using a 7-0 run to take a 79-73 lead, and they didn’t trail again. Ryan Anderson scored the last five points in that spurt to help New Orleans snap a six-game skid in Houston.

Jrue Holiday added 16 points with 10 assists for New Orleans and Anderson had 16 points.

James Harden scored 21 and Dwight Howard had 17 points with 13 rebounds for the Rockets, who lost for just the second time in nine games.

Harden entered the game leading the NBA in scoring and had scored more than 40 points in two of his last three games. But he had a tough night by his standards and made just eight of 23 shots.

BULLS 103, KNICKS 97: Jimmy Butler scored a career-high 35 points, and the Chicago won at home in a game that was missing All-Stars Derrick Rose and Carmelo Anthony.

Playing without Rose, who sat out with an illness, the Bulls got another strong game from Butler. He was 11 of 21 from the floor with four 3-pointers, five rebounds, seven assists and four steals.

Still, the Bulls had trouble shaking a short-handed New York team that’s lost three straight and 13 of 14. The Knicks were led by Tim Hardaway Jr., who had 23 points and five 3-pointers.

Anthony was out with a sore right knee for New York.

NOTES

BUCKS: Center Larry Sanders was suspended for one game by the league for pushing Portland forward Nicolas Batum in the back as he elevated toward the basket.

The fourth-quarter incident in the Bucks’ 104-97 loss at Portland on Wednesday night was upgraded to a Flagrant Foul 2. Sanders sat out the Bucks’ game Thursday night in Sacramento.

WARRIORS: Center Andrew Bogut is out indefinitely after undergoing platelet-rich plasma therapy on his ailing right knee.

The Warriors said that Bogut consulted with team medical staff and his personal physician from Australia before deciding on the treatment. He missed his fifth straight game when the Warriors hosted Oklahoma City on Thursday night.