Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 2/3/13
HOUSTON -- It was easy for Houston Rockets coach Kevin McHale to identify the stretch of basketball that was not to his liking on Saturday night. Also clearly recognizable: the player who carried Houston down the stretch. Rockets forward Patrick Patterson scored 14 of his game-high 24 points in the fourth quarter to lift Houston to a 109-95 win over the Charlotte Bobcats at Toyota Center. "It's all about finding teammates and getting open," Patterson said. "Early on I was running the court, providing opportunities for myself and my teammates to look for me. Throughout the course of the game, even though I was still running, they started getting back more often. In the fourth quarter I was running and running and wore them down." After the Bobcats bridged the final two periods with a 29-9 run that flipped a 15-point deficit into an 86-81 lead on consecutive 3-pointers from Ben Gordon, the Rockets (26-23) began their recovery. Patterson, in particular, was critical to those effo...
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