Harden gets triple-double as Rockets beat Bobcats

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HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden had 21 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists for his first career triple-double in the Houston Rockets' 109-95 win over the Charlotte Bobcats on Saturday night.

Bobcats rookie Michael Kidd-Gilchrist was taken off the court on a stretcher in the fourth quarter after teammate Jeff Taylor collided with him going for a rebound. Kidd-Gilchrist was fitted with a neck brace and taken to the hospital.

Chandler Parsons and Patrick Patterson scored 24 points apiece for the Rockets.

Kemba Walker scored 24 points and Ramon Sessions had 20 points for Charlotte.

The Rockets scored 28 fast-break points and shot 51 percent (42 of 82) from the field.

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