Houston, TX (Sports Network) - James Harden notched his first-career triple- double to lead the Houston Rockets to a 109-95 win over the Charlotte Bobcats at Toyota Center.
Harden finished with 21 points, 11 assists and 11 rebounds. Chandler Parsons scored 24 points and pulled down 10 boards and Patrick Patterson scored 24 points, 14 of which came in the fourth quarter, for the Rockets, winners in four of their last five.
Omer Asik added 19 points and 15 rebounds in the triumph.
Kemba Walker scored 24 points and Ramon Sessions added 20 points and six assists for the Bobcats, losers in three straight and six of their last seven overall.
Bobcats forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist left in the fourth quarter after suffering a head and neck injury following a collision with teammate Jeff Taylor.
Kidd-Gilchrist was injured while attempting to block Toney Douglas' fastbreak layup. Kidd-Gilchrist was hit in the head and neck area from behind by the hip of Taylor, who also attempted to block Douglas on the play.
Kidd-Gilchrist, who was selected second overall in the 2012 NBA Draft, remained on the ground for several minutes before being removed from the court on a stretcher and was later taken to a local hospital in an ambulance.
Houston held a slim, 79-77 lead entering the final frame, but the Bobcats used an 11-4 run to go up 88-83 with 8:38 left.
The Rockets, though, countered with a 16-11 swing to take a 99-93 lead with just over four minutes left.
The Bobcats would score just two points the rest of the way.
Houston led 32-27 after the first period and took a 62-51 lead into the break.
Charlotte outscored the Rockets, 26-17, in the third period to pull within 79-77.
GAME NOTES: Houston outscored Charlotte, 58-32, in the paint ... The Rockets scored 21 points off of 13 Bobcats turnovers ... Harden set a career-high with 11 rebounds ... Charlotte's Gerald Henderson and Jeff Taylor scored 15 points apiece in the setback.