Walker, Hornets beat Rockets 125-109 for 7th straight win

Published Mar. 12, 2016 10:31 p.m. ET

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Kemba Walker scored 17 of his 26 points in the second half, and the Charlotte Hornets used a 27-8 run to open the fourth quarter and beat the Houston Rockets 125-109 Saturday night for their seventh straight victory.

Marvin Williams added 25 points, Jeremy Lin scored 16 and Al Jefferson added 10 rebounds and 10 assists for the Hornets, who have won 13 of their last 15 games during their recent playoff push.

Corey Brewer had 21 points and Dwight Howard added 16 points and 13 rebounds for the Rockets.

James Harden struggled most of the night from the field, shooting 2 of 14 and finishing with 12 points and 10 assists.

The Hornets snapped a 10-game losing streak against the Rockets. Their last win against Houston game came on Nov. 26, 2010.