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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.

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

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

31

4-7

0-0

5-13

2

8

10

0

1

3

5

4

-12

13

Terrence Jones

15

1-3

0-0

0-2

0

5

5

0

0

0

1

1

+6

2

Chandler Parsons

41

7-15

0-2

5-6

4

3

7

5

2

1

3

4

-12

19

Patrick Beverley

31

2-7

0-3

2-2

0

1

1

2

1

0

1

2

-11

6

James Harden

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

20

3-5

0-0

0-0

2

7

9

0

0

1

1

6

-7

6

Donatas Motiejunas

5

0-1

0-1

0-2

0

2

2

0

0

0

0

1

+1

0

Ronnie Brewer

1

0-0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

+1

0

Omri Casspi

15

1-5

1-3

1-2

0

0

0

2

0

0

0

2

-12

4

Aaron Brooks

27

4-8

2-4

3-4

0

1

1

2

1

0

3

1

-14

13

Francisco Garcia

20

1-6

1-5

0-0

2

2

4

0

0

0

0

2

-11

3

Omer Asik

DNP COACH’S DECISION

Isaiah Canaan

DNP COACH’S DECISION

Jeremy Lin

DNP COACH’S DECISION

TOTALS

FG

3PFG

FT

OREB

DREB

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

PF

PTS

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

23

4-7

0-0

1-2

1

4

5

0

0

2

2

2

+5

9

Rudy Gay

39

10-20

1-3

5-6

1

4

5

4

4

1

4

5

+16

26

DeMarcus Cousins

32

7-14

0-0

7-7

0

10

10

5

1

0

4

4

+16

21

Isaiah Thomas

42

7-12

1-3

4-5

0

2

2

8

2

0

3

4

+13

19

Ben McLemore

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

24

3-10

1-3

4-6

2

4

6

0

1

1

0

0

+8

11

Travis Outlaw

30

3-7

0-2

2-2

0

7

7

0

0

1

0

2

+11

8

Quincy Acy

13

2-2

0-0

0-0

1

2

3

0

0

1

0

4

+1

4

Hamady Ndiaye

1

0-0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

-1

0

Jimmer Fredette

5

1-2

0-0

0-0

0

2

2

0

0

0

0

0

+3

2

Ray McCallum

1

0-0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

-1

0

Marcus Thornton

7

1-3

0-0

0-0

1

1

2

0

0

0

0

0

+6

2

Carl Landry

DNP COACH’S DECISION

Aaron Gray

DNP COACH’S DECISION

TOTALS

FG

3PFG

FT

OREB

DREB

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

PF

PTS

Fast break points:   14
Points in the paint:   52
Total Team Turnovers (Points off turnovers):   16 (13)

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