Charlotte, NC (Sports Network) - James Harden racked up 29 points and seven
assists and the Houston Rockets ended a seven-game losing streak by rallying
for a 100-94 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats at Time Warner Cable Arena.
Harden netted 12 of his points during a fourth quarter in which Houston
outscored the Bobcats by a 26-13 margin to erase a seven-point deficit and
earn its first win since Jan. 8. The Rockets also benefited from a large
advantage from the free throw line, burying 32-of-41 foul shots compared to a
20-of-24 success rate for Charlotte.
Harden finished 19-of-21 from the charity stripe.
The Rockets also received big contributions from the bench, with Marcus Morris
recording 21 points and eight rebounds and fellow reserve Carlos Delfino
dropping in 16 points to help Houston deal the Bobcats a franchise-worst 15th
consecutive defeat on their home floor.
Charlotte suffered its seventh setback in eight games overall despite a
career-high 35-point effort from Kemba Walker. Ramon Sessions contributed 19
points and eight rebounds for the Bobcats in a losing cause.
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