Found January 21, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - One way or the other, a losing streak had to come to an end on Monday afternoon. It wound up being the Houston Rockets who were able to snap a seven-game losing streak, as they rallied to beat the Charlotte Bobcats 100-94 and hand the Bobcats a franchise-record 15th straight home loss at Time Warner Cable Arena. James Harden fought through a rough day from the field to score 29 points, including 10 in the final six minutes and four in the final minute - all from the free-throw line. Harden was 5-of-20 from the field, but 19-of-21 from the free-throw line. "It feels like we just won the championship," Harden said. "It feels good. We've kinda been in our losing ways, and just to get this one off our back and get to go home now with a little bit of confidence and get our swagger back, it feels good. This was a much needed win and it gives us confidence." The Rockets (22-21) were closing out a four-game road trip and a stretch in which th...
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