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Houston Rockets 129 Sacramento Kings 103-Recap

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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

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

20

5-5

0-0

1-1

1

1

2

1

0

1

1

3

+9

11

Chandler Parsons

30

3-8

1-3

3-3

0

8

8

4

0

0

3

2

+17

10

Dwight Howard

25

7-9

0-0

6-10

1

10

11

3

0

2

1

4

+19

20

Patrick Beverley

26

2-4

1-3

0-0

0

2

2

0

1

0

1

2

+17

5

James Harden

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

19

1-1

1-1

2-2

1

0

1

3

0

1

2

6

+20

5

Jordan Hamilton

24

4-7

2-3

2-2

1

4

5

2

1

1

1

3

+3

12

Omri Casspi

12

1-4

0-1

0-0

1

1

2

1

0

0

0

0

-1

2

Omer Asik

23

3-4

0-0

1-1

1

7

8

0

0

1

2

4

+7

7

Isaiah Canaan

8

1-3

0-1

1-1

1

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

+1

3

Jeremy Lin

22

3-7

0-1

5-6

0

3

3

3

0

0

3

0

+9

11

Greg Smith

DNP COACH’S DECISION

Francisco Garcia

DNP COACH’S DECISION

TOTALS

FG

3PFG

FT

OREB

DREB

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

PF

PTS

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

5

1-2

0-0

1-2

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

-6

3

Rudy Gay

34

10-16

2-3

3-3

0

3

3

6

2

1

3

2

-12

25

DeMarcus Cousins

20

6-13

0-0

4-5

0

6

6

1

1

0

2

5

-22

16

Isaiah Thomas

34

4-14

2-6

2-3

0

3

3

5

3

0

3

1

-23

12

Ben McLemore

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

23

2-5

0-1

6-6

1

3

4

0

0

0

2

3

+2

10

Carl Landry

10

2-4

0-0

0-0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

-14

4

Reggie Evans

24

3-5

0-0

2-4

6

2

8

1

2

0

0

6

-1

8

Quincy Acy

6

0-3

0-0

0-0

2

0

2

0

1

0

1

2

-10

0

Travis Outlaw

9

1-3

0-1

0-0

1

2

3

0

0

0

0

1

-12

2

Aaron Gray

13

1-1

0-0

0-0

1

3

4

0

0

0

0

3

-12

2

Ray McCallum

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

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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