Apparent leg injury to DeMarcus Cousins mars key Pelicans win over Rockets

NEW ORLEANS — The New Orleans Pelicans might present a big problem for the Houston Rockets.

Actually, make that two big problems, both of whom were planning to head to another All-Star Game.

Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins give a lot of teams trouble. But the Pelicans’ potent big duo is particularly problematic for a Rockets squad built to play fast and fire away from the perimeter.