Harden, Rockets beat Bobcats to snap 7-game skid

Harden, Rockets beat Bobcats to snap 7-game skid
January 21, 2013, 5:03 pm
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Charlotte Bobcats' Kemba Walker (15) drives past Houston Rockets' Patrick Patterson (54) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Monday, Jan. 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)


CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) James Harden scored 29 points and hit all 10 of his free throws in the fourth quarter as the Houston Rockets rallied to snap a seven-game losing streak, beating the Charlotte Bobcats 100-94 Monday.

Kemba Walker scored a career-high 35 points for the Bobcats, who set a franchise record with their 15th straight loss at home. The longest home skid in NBA history is 19 straight by Dallas during the 1993-94 season.

Harden made just 5 of 20 shots, but went 19 of 21 on free throws. He was perfect from the line when the Rockets overcame a seven-point deficit in the final period.

Marcus Morris had 21 points for the Rockets. Carlos Delfino scored 16, including a 3-pointer from the right corner that put Houston ahead for good at 96-94 with 1:54 left.