Ball injured again as Hornets get 122-117 win over Rockets


              Charlotte Hornets' Dennis Smith Jr., right, reaches in to steal the ball from Houston Rockets' Josh Christopher (9) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
            
              Charlotte Hornets' Terry Rozier (3) tries to steal the ball from Houston Rockets' Jabari Smith Jr. during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
            
              Charlotte Hornets' LaMelo Ball (1) shoots against the Houston Rockets during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
            
              Houston Rockets' Usman Garuba (16) defends against Charlotte Hornets' LaMelo Ball (1) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Ball injured again as Hornets get 122-117 win over Rockets