Feb 25, 2014; Sacramento, CA, USA; Houston Rockets shooting guard James Harden (13) drives to the basket past Sacramento Kings shooting guard Ben McLemore (16) and small forward Rudy Gay (8) during the first quarter at Sleep Train Arena. Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports

Houston Rockets 129 Sacramento Kings 103-Recap

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The night belonged to James Harden, as he went for 43 points, 8 assists, and shot 6 of 9 from behind the 3-point line and 15-16 from the free throw line in just 3 quarters of play in a 129-103 blowout win over the Sacramento Kings.

Harden started of on fire, outscoring the entire Kings team in the 1st quarter, 22-17, shot 7 for 10 from the field, and scored the final 19 points for the Rockets in the quarter. Dwight Howard added 20 points and 11 rebounds. Jordan Hamilton scored 12 points and grabbed 5 rebounds off the bench in his Rockets debut, while Terrence Jones and Jeremy Lin both added 11 points.

 

Houston Rockets
STARTERS MIN FG 3PFG FT OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/- PTS
Terrence Jones, PF 20 5-5 0-0 1-1 1 1 2 1 0 1 1 3 +9 11
Chandler Parsons, SF 30 3-8 1-3 3-3 0 8 8 4 0 0 3 2 +17 10
Dwight Howard, C 25 7-9 0-0 6-10 1 10 11 3 0 2 1 4 +19 20
Patrick Beverley, PG 26 2-4 1-3 0-0 0 2 2 0 1 0 1 2 +17 5
James Harden, SG 31 11-20 6-9 15-16 0 2 2 8 3 0 5 2 +29 43
BENCH MIN FG 3PFG FT OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/- PTS
Donatas Motiejunas, PF 19 1-1 1-1 2-2 1 0 1 3 0 1 2 6 +20 5
Jordan Hamilton, SF 24 4-7 2-3 2-2 1 4 5 2 1 1 1 3 +3 12
Omri Casspi, SF 12 1-4 0-1 0-0 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 -1 2
Omer Asik, C 23 3-4 0-0 1-1 1 7 8 0 0 1 2 4 +7 7
Isaiah Canaan, PG 8 1-3 0-1 1-1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 +1 3
Jeremy Lin, PG 22 3-7 0-1 5-6 0 3 3 3 0 0 3 0 +9 11
Greg Smith, PF DNP COACH’S DECISION
Francisco Garcia, SG DNP COACH’S DECISION
TOTALS FG 3PFG FT OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
41-72 11-22 36-42 7 38 45 25 5 6 19 26 129
56.9% 50.0% 85.7%
Fast break points:   27
Points in the paint:   58
Total Team Turnovers (Points off turnovers):   21 (23)

Sacramento Kings

STARTERS MIN FG 3PFG FT OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/- PTS
Jason Thompson, PF 5 1-2 0-0 1-2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 -6 3
Rudy Gay, SF 34 10-16 2-3 3-3 0 3 3 6 2 1 3 2 -12 25
DeMarcus Cousins, C 20 6-13 0-0 4-5 0 6 6 1 1 0 2 5 -22 16
Isaiah Thomas, PG 34 4-14 2-6 2-3 0 3 3 5 3 0 3 1 -23 12
Ben McLemore, SG 38 4-16 1-7 6-6 0 1 1 0 4 0 0 1 -22 15
BENCH MIN FG 3PFG FT OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/- PTS
Derrick Williams, PF 23 2-5 0-1 6-6 1 3 4 0 0 0 2 3 +2 10
Carl Landry, PF 10 2-4 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 -14 4
Reggie Evans, PF 24 3-5 0-0 2-4 6 2 8 1 2 0 0 6 -1 8
Quincy Acy, SF 6 0-3 0-0 0-0 2 0 2 0 1 0 1 2 -10 0
Travis Outlaw, SF 9 1-3 0-1 0-0 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 1 -12 2
Aaron Gray, C 13 1-1 0-0 0-0 1 3 4 0 0 0 0 3 -12 2
Ray McCallum, PG 25 2-8 0-0 2-2 1 2 3 4 0 0 1 0 +2 6
TOTALS FG 3PFG FT OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
36-90 5-18 26-31 12 25 37 17 13 1 12 27 103
40.0% 27.8% 83.9%
Fast break points:   16
Points in the paint:   50
Total Team Turnovers (Points off turnovers):   12 (22)

 

The Kings got as close as 18 points by halftime after winning the 2nd quarter 34-27, but DeMarcus Cousins picked up his 5th foul early in the 3rd quarter, and was ejected shortly after from picking up 2 technical fouls. He would finish with 16 points and 6 rebounds in just 20 minutes, while Rudy Gay led the Kings with 25 points and 6 assists.

The Rockets scored 69 points in the first half, their 2nd largest total in a half for the season, and are now 18-3 when breaking the 60 point mark in the first half.

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