Dec 15, 2013; Sacramento, CA, USA; Houston Rockets power forward Dwight Howard (12) is fouled by Sacramento Kings forward Quincy Acy (5) during the second quarter at Sleep Train Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Houston Rockets 91 Sacramento Kings 106-Recap

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Coming off a big 116-112 win at Golden State Friday night, the Houston Rockets looked out-manned and out-matched as the Sacramento Kings cruised to a 106-92 win. But that wasn’t the biggest concern, as James Harden twisted his ankle in the 3rd quarter, and after briefly returning, left the game for good with 6 minutes left in the 4th quarter.

Rudy Gay made his home debut for the Kings and led the way with 26 points, while DeMarcus Cousins finished with 21 points and 10 rebounds. Isaiah Thomas also added 19 points and 8 assists.

Harden twisted his left ankle early in the second half when he was driving to the basket and went down with immense pain. After a brief trip to the locker room, he would check back in the game late in the 3rd quarter, but was not his usual self, as he shot just 1 for 6 before leaving the game for good. He finished with 25 points.

Chandler Parsons added 19 points and 7 assists, Dwight Howard finished with 13 points and 10 rebounds, while Omri Casspi scored 13 points off the bench. Jeremy Lin sat out with back spasms.

Down 81-71 entering the 4th quarter, the Rockets shot just 6 for 21 in the final 12 minutes, and 26 percent(7 for 27) behind the 3-point line for the game. The Kings also converted 17 Rockets’ turnovers into 20 points.

 

Houston Rockets
STARTERS MIN FG 3PFG FT OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/- PTS
Dwight Howard, PF 31 4-7 0-0 5-13 2 8 10 0 1 3 5 4 -12 13
Terrence Jones, PF 15 1-3 0-0 0-2 0 5 5 0 0 0 1 1 +6 2
Chandler Parsons, SF 41 7-15 0-2 5-6 4 3 7 5 2 1 3 4 -12 19
Patrick Beverley, PG 31 2-7 0-3 2-2 0 1 1 2 1 0 1 2 -11 6
James Harden, SG 33 8-18 3-9 6-7 1 2 3 3 1 0 3 3 -4 25
BENCH MIN FG 3PFG FT OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/- PTS
Greg Smith, PF 20 3-5 0-0 0-0 2 7 9 0 0 1 1 6 -7 6
Donatas Motiejunas, PF 5 0-1 0-1 0-2 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 +1 0
Ronnie Brewer, SF 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 +1 0
Omri Casspi, SF 15 1-5 1-3 1-2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 -12 4
Aaron Brooks, PG 27 4-8 2-4 3-4 0 1 1 2 1 0 3 1 -14 13
Francisco Garcia, SG 20 1-6 1-5 0-0 2 2 4 0 0 0 0 2 -11 3
Omer Asik, C DNP COACH’S DECISION
Isaiah Canaan, PG DNP COACH’S DECISION
Jeremy Lin, PG DNP COACH’S DECISION
TOTALS FG 3PFG FT OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
31-75 7-27 22-38 11 31 42 15 6 5 17 26 91
41.3% 25.9% 57.9%
Fast break points:   14
Points in the paint:   42
Total Team Turnovers (Points off turnovers):   17 (20)

Sacramento Kings

STARTERS MIN FG 3PFG FT OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/- PTS
Jason Thompson, PF 23 4-7 0-0 1-2 1 4 5 0 0 2 2 2 +5 9
Rudy Gay, SF 39 10-20 1-3 5-6 1 4 5 4 4 1 4 5 +16 26
DeMarcus Cousins, C 32 7-14 0-0 7-7 0 10 10 5 1 0 4 4 +16 21
Isaiah Thomas, PG 42 7-12 1-3 4-5 0 2 2 8 2 0 3 4 +13 19
Ben McLemore, SG 23 1-4 0-2 2-2 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 4 -2 4
BENCH MIN FG 3PFG FT OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/- PTS
Derrick Williams, PF 24 3-10 1-3 4-6 2 4 6 0 1 1 0 0 +8 11
Travis Outlaw, SF 30 3-7 0-2 2-2 0 7 7 0 0 1 0 2 +11 8
Quincy Acy, SF 13 2-2 0-0 0-0 1 2 3 0 0 1 0 4 +1 4
Hamady Ndiaye, C 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -1 0
Jimmer Fredette, PG 5 1-2 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 +3 2
Ray McCallum, PG 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -1 0
Marcus Thornton, SG 7 1-3 0-0 0-0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 +6 2
Carl Landry, PF DNP COACH’S DECISION
Aaron Gray, C DNP COACH’S DECISION
TOTALS FG 3PFG FT OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
39-81 3-13 25-30 7 36 43 17 8 6 15 25 106
48.1% 23.1% 83.3%
Fast break points:   14
Points in the paint:   52
Total Team Turnovers (Points off turnovers):   16 (13)

 

 

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