Harden's Career Night Leads Thunder

OKLAHOMA CITY -- James Harden scored 22 of his career-high{}33 points in the first half, Kevin Durant had 26 points and Russell{}Westbrook added 23 as the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Charlotte{}Bobcats 122-95 on Saturday night.

The Thunder improved to 18-2 at home, rebounding from a{}disappointing 96-90 loss to visiting Cleveland on Friday night, in{}a game Oklahoma City coach Scott Brooks said his team didn't playup to expectations.They started slow against the Bobcats and led 28-25 after one{}quarter before picking it up. The Thunder led by as much as 29 and{}the reserves got the bulk of the playing time in the fourthquarter.D. J. Augustin scored 22 points for the Bobcats and Corey{}Maggette had 21.