Charlotte 94, Houston 100

Date - Monday, January 21, 2013 2:00 PM
Location - Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte, North Carolina
Officials - #78 Scott Bolnick, #16 David Guthrie, #14 Ed Malloy
Attendance - 16108

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Houston 22 23 29 26 100
Charlotte 30 26 25 13 94

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Houston 22-21 14-7 8-14 W1
Charlotte 10-31 5-17 5-14 L2


Rockets 100, Bobcats 94
: James Harden scored 19 of his 29 points at the foul line to help visiting Houston snap a seven-game slide and extend Charlotte's home losing streak to a franchise-record 15 games.

Harden was just 5-for-20 from the floor but missed only two of his 21 free throws and made 10 straight in the final 5:54. Marcus Morris came off the bench to score 21 points for the Rockets, who had last won Jan. 8 against the Lakers.

Kemba Walker hit a career-high six 3-pointers en route to a career-best 35 points for the Bobcats, who have not won at Time Warner Cable Arena since a controversial victory over Toronto on Nov. 21. Their slide at home surpasses the 14-gamer they had to end last season.

Walker's last 3-pointer forged an 88-88 tie with 4:07 left and his short jumper gave Charlotte a 94-93 advantage with 2:11 to go. However, the Bobcats would go scoreless the rest of the way, missing five shots and committing one big turnover in the process.

Carlos Delfino's 3-pointer answered Walker's basket and gave the Rockets the lead for good. Not long after Charlotte guard Gerald Henderson was whistled for an offensive foul, Harden made two free throws with 40 seconds left to make it 98-94. After Charlotte missed three straight shots on the other end, he ended the scoring with two more from the line.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Harden has missed his last 14 3-point attempts. ... Charlotte is within four of tying the all-time NBA record for consecutive home losses, set by Dallas in 1993-94. ... Delfino had 16 points off Houston's bench. Ramon Sessions scored 19 in a reserve role for Charotte.

Top Game Performances

Houston   Charlotte
James Harden 29 Scoring Kemba Walker 35
James Harden 7 Assists Ramon Sessions 5
Omer Asik 8 Rebounds Bismack Biyombo 9
James Harden 19 Free Throws Made Ramon Sessions 7
James Harden 2 Steals Jeffery Taylor 2
Marcus Morris 2 Blocks Bismack Biyombo 7

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Houston 100 39.2 10-29 32-41 20 47 3 7 13
Charlotte 94 42.0 6-15 20-24 17 40 10 5 10

Upcoming Games

  • Charlotte will play their next game at home against Atlanta. The Hornets have a W/L % of .300 after a win and .226 after a loss.
  • Houston will play their next game at home against Denver. The Rockets have a W/L % of .636 after a win and .381 after a loss.
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