Houston 109, Charlotte 95

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, February 2, 2013 8:00 PM
Location - Toyota Center, Houston, Texas
Officials - #18 Matt Boland, #75 Eric Dalen, #38 Michael Smith
Attendance - 15494

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Charlotte 27 24 26 18 95
Houston 32 30 17 30 109

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Charlotte 11-35 6-18 5-17 L3
Houston 26-23 16-8 10-15 W1

Recap

Rockets 109, Bobcats 95: James Harden recorded his first career triple-double with 21 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists and Chandler Parsons and Omer Asik notched double-doubles as host Houston held on for its fifth win in seven games. 

Parsons racked up 24 points and 10 rebounds and Asik added 19 points and 15 boards for the Rockets, who have won 13 of 18 all-time meetings with Charlotte, including eight of nine at home. Patrick Patterson chipped in 24 points for Houston, including 14 in the fourth quarter. 

Kemba Walker scored 24 points and Ramon Sessions added 20 off the bench for the Bobcats, who have lost three straight and six of seven. Gerald Henderson and Jeffery Taylor added 15 points apiece. 

The Rockets led by as many as 15 and held a 62-51 advantage at halftime, but the Bobcats outscored Houston 26-17 in the third quarter and closed the period on an 8-0 run to get within 79-77. 

The lead changed hands four times in the first 5:14 of the fourth quarter. Charlotte opened its largest lead of the night when Ben Gordon hit back-to-back 3-pointers to make it 86-81, but the Rockets reeled off a 9-0 run to regain control and finished the game on a 26-7 spurt.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Charlotte rookie SF Michael Kidd-Gilchrist suffered a concussion in a harrowing fall early in the fourth quarter. He was carted off the court on a stretcher with 10:37 left in the fourth quarter and taken to Houston's Memorial Hermann Hospital for X-rays and a CT scan, which all came back negative for head and neck injuries. Kidd-Gilchrist was hurt when he went up to defend a shot by Parsons and his head clipped the hip of Taylor, who was going up for the rebound. ... The Rockets have won eight straight home games against the Bobcats. … Walker has scored in double figures in 17 consecutive games, the longest streak of his career and the longest by a Bobcats player since Stephen Jackson's 27-game run in 2010-11.

Top Game Performances

Charlotte   Houston
Kemba Walker 24 Scoring Chandler Parsons 24
Ramon Sessions 6 Assists James Harden 11
Jeff Adrien 7 Rebounds Omer Asik 15
Ramon Sessions 9 Free Throws Made James Harden 8
Kemba Walker 4 Steals Jeremy Lin 3
Bismack Biyombo 4 Blocks Omer Asik 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Charlotte 95 41.8 8-19 21-24 18 35 7 7 14
Houston 109 51.2 7-20 18-23 27 50 5 5 15

Upcoming Games

  • Houston will play their next game at home against Golden State. The Rockets have a W/L % of .615 after a win and .435 after a loss.
  • Charlotte will play their next game on the road against Miami . The Bobcats have a W/L % of .273 after a win and .229 after a loss.