The Houston Rockets came into today's game on a seven-game losing streak, their longest of the season. To say they needed a win would be a major understatement.
But behind James Harden's 21 free-throw attempts and some beautiful second-half defense, the Rockets finally snapped the streak, beating the Charlotte Bobcats 100-94.
The Rockets headed into halftime trailing by 11 points, allowing a 10-win Bobcats team to shoot over 50 percent from the floor. They turned it up in the second half, attacking the basket instead of settling for open three-pointers that were inconsistent to say the least (they finished 10-29 from behind the arc).
Marcus Morris contributed with a helpful 21 points off the bench.