Houston Rockets vs. Charlotte Bobcats: Live Score, Results and Game Highlights
The Houston Rockets are riding a nasty seven-game losing streak into their matchup with the Charlotte Bobcats. This is a must win situation for James Harden. Let's see if he can get it done.
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The Houston Rockets fought off an abysmally slow start to beat the Charlotte Bobcats 100 to 94, ending their seven-game losing streak.
The Bobcats, behind Kemba Walker's career high 35 points, led for the majority of the game. As usual though, the Bobcats couldn't close the game out.
Outscoring the Bobcats by 13 points in the 4th quarter, and led by James Harden's 20 trips to the charity stripe, the Rockets fought back valiantly.
It's amazing that the Rockets were still in this one after shooting 10-of-29 from beyond the arc, but the Bobcats just couldn't pull away.
Bismack Biyombo had a big game defensively with seven blocked shots. Unfortunately he didn't do much on the offensive side of the ball, scoring just two points on five shots.
Off the bench, Marcus Morris had an incredible shooting performance, accounting for 21 points and eight rebounds. His offense kept the Rockets in this one throughout the afternoon.
I wouldn't say the Rockets are heading in the right direction even though they snapped their losing streak, mainly because they looked awful doing it.
20 free-throw attempts for James Harden. Phew, getting work at the line.
Rockets 100, Bobcats 94 --- End of regulation
James Harden knocks down two free throws to put the lead to four points. It's time for some Kemba Walker clutch time.
Rockets 98, Bobcats 94--39.3 remaining in the 4th quarter
It's clear that the Bobcats just aren't ready to truly compete.
They looked out of place and rushed on their last possession with the game on the line. A fade-away three by Gerald Henderson isn't what you need in that situation.
Rockets 96, Bobcats 94--40.1 remaining in the 4th quarter
The Rockets, with some sharp shooting, are back on top, and when I say back on top I mean on top for one of the first times all day.
James Harden pouring it on, he's not stopping shooting anytime soon. 25 points on the day.
Rockets 93, Bobcats 92--2:47 remaining in the 4th quarter
James Harden nearly kills himself on a thunderous slam.
But it gives the Rockets a lead for a hot second. The Bobcats quickly take it back and hold on to it thanks to a nasty block by Bismack Biyombo--Gives Biyombo his 6th block of the day.
Bobcats 85, Rockets 83 -- 7:11 remaining in the 4th quarter
Carlos Delfino is certainly not afraid to jack up three balls, that's for sure. 2-of-6 on the night.
The Rockets as a team are 8-of-23 from beyond the arc.
The Bobcats, who are 5-of-9 from beyond the arc, are showing intelligent shot selection. Well done Bobcats, well done.
Bobcats 83, Rockets 81--8:17 remaining in the 4th quarter
Omer Asik with a nasty elbow to Kemba Walker for the offensive foul. No bad blood, just a sharp, swift elbow to the face.
Bobcats 83, Rockets 78--9:09 remaining in the 4th quarter
Patrick Beverley is a nice spark guy off the bench for the Houston Rockets. He's not extremely efficient by any stretch of the imagination, but he brings energy that's for sure.
Bobcats 81, Rockets 78--10:05 remaining in the 4th quarter
Kemba Walker was waiting for MLK day to put his best foot forward.
Walker with 28 points, five three balls, five assists and he hasn't missed a shot yet from beyond the arc.
Bobcats 81, Rockets 74 -- start of the 4th quarter
Marcus Morris is an absolute revelation today, with 21 points off the bench in 23 minutes.
Bobcats 78, Rockets 72 -- 1:07 remaining in the 3rd quarter
Ben Gordon, 0-of-2 in 6 minutes of action.
Shocking that he's not had a bigger impact.
Bobcats 73, Rockets 72--2:22 remaining in the 3rd quarter
This one is turning into a track meet.
Defense is slowly going out of style here.
Bobcats 71, Rockets 66--3:25 remaining in the 3rd quarter
Top Performers for the Rockets
James Harden - 15 points, 3-of-11 shooting
Marcus Morris - 15 points, 5-of-10 shooting
Top Performers for the Bobcats
Kemba Walker - 20 points, 7-of-13 shooting
Bimsack Biyombo - 5 blocks
Slowly but surely the Rockets are back in this one. And they have poor shot selection from the Bobcats to thank for that.
Bobcats 63, Rockets 60--6:00 remaining in the 3rd quarter
I'd love to see Omer Asik and Bismack Biyombo battle it out one-on-one.
And by "love" I mean it would be miserably terrible to watch.
Bobcats 63, Rockets 58--6:45 remaining in the 3rd quarter
Linsanity hits his first field goal in his last five shots. Lin finally realized that going into the paint against Bismack Biyombo was a bad, bad idea.
Bobcats 59, Rockets 52--9:30 remaining in the 3rd quarter
Rockets start the 2nd half on a five-point run.
The Bobcats are on a 0-point run.
Bobcats 56, Rockets 50--11:14 remaining in the 3rd quarter
I'd like to start calculating how often a team hits their first shot out of the half-time break.
Both the Rockets and Bobcats missed their first shots. I'm thinking it happens way too often.
Bobcats 56, Rockets 45--11:17 remaining in the 3rd quarter
To say there are a few things the Rockets need to work on is a massive, massive understatement.
They are making the Bobcats look like a legitimate playoff team in the East.
Bobcats 56, Rockets 45--Start of the 2nd half
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