James Harden of the Houston Rockets and Evan Turner of the Indiana Pacers have both received technical fouls after a scuffle in the third quarter.
The Scoop:Turner was fouled by Chandler Parsons after he stole the ball from Patrick Beverley on Friday night. Turner pushed Harden with one hand at the end of the play. Harden immediately got in his face, so close it appeared they might be touching, and the pair exchanged words. They were quickly pulled apart while players from both teams yelled at each other. Houston led 73-50 at the time of the fracas.
- - - Bobcats 109, Pacers 87 Al Jefferson scored 34 points, including 20 in the first half, and the Charlotte Bobcats snapped a three-game losing streak with a victory over the Indiana Pacers. The Bobcats (28-33) raced to a 28-8 lead after one quarter and never trailed the rest of the way, although the Pacers got as close as three at one point late in the second quarter. Trade deadline acquisition Evan Turner scored 22 points for the Pacers (46-15) but they lost a second straight game to see their Eastern Conference lead trimmed to 1.5 games over Miami.