Rockets News

Houston Rockets 119 Sacramento Kings 98-Recap

facebooktwitterreddit

Jan 22, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Sacramento Kings small forward Rudy Gay (8) controls the ball during the first quarter as Houston Rockets shooting guard James Harden (13) defends at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

The wait seemed too long, but the Houston Rockets were finally able to beat the Sacramento Kings, cruising to a 119-98 win.

Dwight Howard led the way with 26 points and 13 rebounds, and James Harden made 10 of 10 free throws en route to a 24-point, 9 assist performance. Chandler Parsons also added 19 points and 10 rebounds, while Omri Casspi scored 20 points and grabbed 12 boards off the bench. Jeremy Lin also added 13 points.

With the Kings up 12-7 early in the 1st quarter, Rudy Gay was forced to leave the game after limping off the court from an injured achilles. The Rockets would go on a quick 8-2 run, and would never trail for the remainder of the game.

Sacramento Kings

STARTERS

MIN

FG

3PFG

FT

OREB

DREB

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

PF

+/-

PTS

Jason Thompson

22

6-8

0-0

0-0

3

5

8

1

1

0

1

4

-15

12

Rudy Gay

6

2-5

0-0

0-0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

+3

4

DeMarcus Cousins

9

1-2

0-0

0-2

0

4

4

3

1

2

0

2

+1

2

Isaiah Thomas

39

6-16

2-9

6-10

0

3

3

6

2

1

4

5

-23

20

Marcus Thornton

22

2-8

0-1

0-0

0

0

0

2

0

1

1

3

-17

4

BENCH

MIN

FG

3PFG

FT

OREB

DREB

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

PF

+/-

PTS

Carl Landry

12

2-8

0-0

2-2

3

3

6

0

0

0

2

2

-6

6

Derrick Williams

40

7-15

3-6

5-8

4

7

11

1

0

0

1

1

-23

22

Travis Outlaw

6

0-2

0-1

1-2

1

0

1

0

0

0

0

2

+7

1

Quincy Acy

11

0-0

0-0

0-0

0

3

3

0

0

1

0

1

0

0

Aaron Gray

12

0-3

0-0

0-2

0

2

2

1

1

0

0

1

-17

0

Ray McCallum

8

1-3

0-0

0-0

0

1

1

4

0

1

0

0

+4

2

Jimmer Fredette

18

4-6

4-6

2-2

0

2

2

1

0

0

2

0

-12

14

Ben McLemore

35

3-10

3-7

2-2

0

1

1

0

0

0

2

5

-7

11

TOTALS

FG

3PFG

FT

OREB

DREB

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

PF

PTS

Fast break points:   5
Points in the paint:   32
Total Team Turnovers (Points off turnovers):   14 (14)

Houston Rockets

STARTERS

MIN

FG

3PFG

FT

OREB

DREB

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

PF

+/-

PTS

Donatas Motiejunas

29

2-6

0-1

2-3

1

8

9

2

0

1

1

6

+17

6

Chandler Parsons

35

7-15

3-7

2-2

4

6

10

4

0

0

2

0

+17

19

Dwight Howard

32

10-13

0-0

6-17

4

9

13

1

1

4

2

1

+10

26

Patrick Beverley

33

2-9

1-4

1-2

1

5

6

8

2

1

0

4

+31

6

James Harden

33

7-16

0-5

10-10

0

2

2

9

2

2

3

2

+12

24

BENCH

MIN

FG

3PFG

FT

OREB

DREB

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

PF

+/-

PTS

Robert Covington

10

2-5

1-4

0-0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

1

-3

5

Omri Casspi

33

9-15

2-5

0-0

3

9

12

1

1

0

1

4

+18

20

Jeremy Lin

30

4-10

1-4

4-6

1

0

1

4

1

1

1

3

+9

13

Aaron Brooks

5

0-1

0-1

0-0

0

2

2

0

0

0

0

0

-6

0

Greg Smith

Has not entered game

Terrence Jones

Has not entered game

Ronnie Brewer

Has not entered game

Francisco Garcia

Has not entered game

TOTALS

FGM-A

3PM-A

FTM-A

OREB

DREB

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

PF

PTS

Fast break points:   29
Points in the paint:   66
Total Team Turnovers (Points off turnovers):   11 (10)

The Kings would take another injury hit in the second quarter when DeMarcus Cousins rolled his left ankle going for a layup. Patrick Beverley was able to swat the shot away, and stared Cousins down while he was on the ground in the pain, which led to a technical foul.

Granted the 2 main players were injured, but the Rockets were able to take advantage of the short-handed Kings. They dominated the boards(55-41), controlled the lane(66-32 in points in the paint), and held the Kings to just 39 percent(34 for 86) shooting.

facebooktwitterreddit