Houston Rockets Lose To Kings and Second in a Row – Player Grades

By Andre Cantalogo

The Houston Rockets followed up their loss to the Denver Nuggets on Monday, with another loss in Sacramento. This was their second consecutive loss.

The game was riddled with mistakes from the beginning with both teams trying to reach their turnover averages by halftime. The Rockets big men also suffered with foul trouble early.

Having won their previous two games against the Kings, the Rockets dropped this one to a Rondo-less Kings side who had 27 turnovers.

Oddly enough the game was marked by a double ejection – two fans were asked to leave the court after altercations with Jason Terry – one of them being DeMarcus Cousins manager.

The Kings and the Rockets will meet one last time on April 13th which also happens to be their last game this season.

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Rockets Player Grades

TREVOR ARIZA. B. Poor <a href=. SF. Houston Rockets

D. D-Mo disappointed me today. After two great games against the Lakers and the Nuggets I thought Motiejunas was ready for takeoff – a feeling that was probably shared by head coach JB Bickerstaff who trusted him enough to have the lithuanian starting the game. Instead <a href=. PF-C. Houston Rockets. DONATAS MOTIEJUNAS

If reports are true and <a href=. C. Houston Rockets. DWIGHT HOWARD. F

JAMES HARDEN. B+. Struggled everywhere until the final three minutes of the third quarter when he scored thirteen consecutive points. Before that though, he had 11 points(7 of them from the free-throw line) and 6 turnovers. He got more aggressive in the fourth quarter and tried to drive the Rockets to the victory but being the only offensive weapon was a heavy load for the Rockets alpha-dog tonight. 33 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists for <a href=. SG. Houston Rockets

Houston Rockets. PATRICK BEVERLEY. B-. Patrick Beverley had a quiet game handling defensive issues and trying to slow down Darren Collison who got 14 points but also commited 8 turnovers. Offensively, Beverley registered 14 points.. PG

Best Reserve

B-. When your best player coming off the bench is a 38 years old <a href=. G. Houston Rockets. JASON TERRY

Best Opponent:

DEMARCUS COUSINS. A. Completely dominated Dwight Howard (what’s new some would ask) fired away from the three-point line and managed to knock down 2 of his 4 attempts from beyond the arc. In the paint Boogie was aggressive enough and succeeded in finding his way to the charity stripe many times (10/14 from the FT line) leaving Rockets big men hanging with foul troubles early. 26 points, 12 rebounds for Boogie.. C. Sacramento Kings

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