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Harden's 31 help Rockets over Kings 120-113


By KRISTIE RIEKEN
Posted Dec 06 2015 12:03AM

HOUSTON (AP) While the Houston Rockets certainly don't like being without Dwight Howard when he sits out to rest, they love how he plays after he gets a break.

Howard had 22 points with 18 rebounds, James Harden added 31 points and the Rockets scored a season-high in a 120-113 win over the Sacramento Kings on Saturday night for their third straight win.

Howard, who missed most of the preseason with injuries, returned after sitting out on Friday night.

"He had bouncy legs, you saw that from him," interim coach J.B. Bickerstaff said. "He was dominant tonight."

Howard felt the effects of getting a night off.

"I did feel pretty good tonight," Howard said. "The better shape I get in the better I'll be on the floor. I'll continue to work every day in practice to get in better shape."

Houston has won seven in a row against the Kings.

Howard also helped the Rockets by holding DeMarcus Cousins to 4-for-16 shooting. Cousins, who missed the first meeting with the Rockets because of an injury, was also hampered by foul trouble and finished with 14 points and nine rebounds. He fouled out with a little over two minutes left.

"I think the foul trouble bothered him from getting into a consistent type of rhythm," coach George Karl said.

Rudy Gay scored five consecutive points, putting Sacramento up by two with about five minutes left. Houston used an 8-2 run after that, highlighted by a 3-pointer by Trevor Ariza, to go up 109-105.

Harden made a 3-pointer with about 90 seconds left to make it 115-109 and seal the win.

Ben McLemore scored 19 for the Kings.

"They just answered all of our pushes," Gay said. "We thought we had something going and they came back and hit a three, got a dunk or a layup or a foul. We just can't win like that."

Though Harden led the Rockets in scoring, he wasn't quite as dominant as he has been in recent meetings with the Kings. He entered the game averaging 41 points in the last four games against Sacramento, which included a career-high 51 points in April.

Houston has won five of its last six games after opening the season 5-10.

"We're playing better, playing as a team," Harden said. "Defensively we're playing really good."

The Rockets were down by one with about 7 1/2 minutes left when Harden drove into the lane and dished to Howard. But Howard's dunk try bounced off the rim and the Kings grabbed it.

Cousins made a pair of free throws on the other end to make it 98-95.

The Kings led by 3 before Ariza and Patrick Beverley made back to back 3-pointers to give Houston a 101-98 lead midway through the quarter. Harden blocked a shot by Darren Collison in between those baskets.

A jump shot by Marco Belinelli gave the Kings an 85-84 lead entering the fourth quarter.

The Rockets led by as many as 15 early, but a 34-point second quarter by the Kings cut the lead to 52-50 at halftime.

TIP-INS

Kings: Belinelli received a flagrant 1 foul when he pushed Corey Brewer to the court as he drove to the basket in the fourth quarter. ... Collison had 18 points and Gay and Omri Casspi added 15 apiece.

Rockets: Harden made 14 of 16 free throws. ... Houston assigned G/F K.J. McDaniels to the D-League on Friday. ... Terrence Jones added 16 points and Ariza had 12.

D-MO'S RETURN: Houston's Donatas Motiejunas, who hasn't played since March, returned on Saturday night. The 7-footer has been out since surgery to repair a herniated disk and returned to practice earlier this week. Motiejunas drew a standing ovation when he entered the game for the first time with about 5 1/2 minutes left in the first quarter. He had one rebound and took a charge in about six minutes of play.

"It was shocking," he said. "Everything was so fast on the floor. It's going to take a little bit of time for me to get back into shape and get back in that position where I was last year. But I think it's just a matter of time."

WITHOUT WILLIE: It was Sacramento's first game without rookie Willie Cauley-Stein, who suffered an open dislocation of his right index finger against Boston. The sixth overall pick in this year's draft is expected to miss four to six weeks.

UP NEXT

Kings: Visit Oklahoma City on Tuesday.

Rockets: Visit Brooklyn on Tuesday.


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SAC
HOU
     
    • 46.9%

    • 46.2%

    • 38.5%

    • 47.1%

    • 84.6%

    • 74.4%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
SAC HOU
Total Rebounds 47 43
Offensive Rebounds 13 13
Turnovers 13 17
Fast Break Pts: 17 6
Biggest Lead: 4 15
Points in the Paint: 56 36
SAC HOU
p McLemore   19 Harden   31
rb Koufos   12 Howard   18
a Rondo   19 Harden   9
s Rondo   4 Ariza   3
b 3 players   2 Howard   2
 
  • 11/06 - HOU 116 @ SAC 110
  • 12/05 - SAC 113 @ HOU 120
  • 12/15 - HOU 97 @ SAC 107
  • 04/13 - SAC 81 @ HOU 116
Sacramento Kings (7-14)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
R. Gay F 30:50 6-12 1-3 2-2 -3 3 3 6 2 5 2 1 0 0 15
O. Casspi F 33:01 6-14 1-6 2-2 +3 0 3 3 2 4 0 3 2 0 15
D. Cousins C 26:50 4-16 0-3 6-7 -12 1 8 9 3 6 0 3 2 3 14
B. McLemore G 41:33 8-14 3-5 0-0 +8 2 7 9 2 3 3 1 1 0 19
R. Rondo G 36:03 6-12 1-2 0-0 -11 2 1 3 19 0 4 4 0 0 13
Q. Acy   03:42 1-2 0-0 0-0 -6 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
M. Belinelli   15:37 3-6 0-1 0-0 -15 0 3 3 0 2 0 1 0 0 6
K. Koufos   30:44 5-9 0-0 1-2 +3 4 8 12 1 3 2 0 2 0 11
D. Collison   21:40 7-13 4-6 0-0 -2 0 1 1 6 2 1 0 0 2 18
J. Anderson DNP - Coach's Decision
C. Butler DNP - Coach's Decision
S. Curry DNP - Coach's Decision
E. Moreland DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 46-98 10-26 11-13   13 34 47 35 27 12 13 7 5 113
  46.9% 38.5% 84.6%   team rebs: 5 total to: 14
Houston Rockets (10-11)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
T. Ariza F 36:54 4-14 3-9 1-2 +1 2 4 6 3 1 3 0 0 3 12
C. Capela F 20:44 4-6 0-0 0-0 -9 0 3 3 2 2 2 0 0 2 8
D. Howard C 36:23 7-9 0-0 8-14 +14 5 13 18 0 1 2 3 2 0 22
J. Harden G 35:43 6-14 5-6 14-16 +1 0 2 2 9 4 0 5 1 0 31
P. Beverley G 30:14 4-6 3-4 3-4 -4 1 2 3 2 3 1 0 0 0 14
T. Jones   25:40 6-9 1-3 3-3 +10 3 2 5 1 2 0 2 1 1 16
C. Brewer   13:11 2-6 1-4 1-2 +3 1 2 3 2 3 0 2 0 0 6
D. Motiejunas   06:10 0-4 0-1 0-0 +3 1 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0
T. Lawson   12:24 0-1 0-1 2-2 +12 0 0 0 4 1 0 1 0 0 2
J. Terry   17:39 2-4 2-4 0-0 +5 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 6
M. Thornton   04:58 1-5 1-2 0-0 -1 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 3
M. Harrell DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 36-78 16-34 32-43   13 30 43 25 18 9 17 5 7 120
  46.2% 47.1% 74.4%   team rebs: 12 total to: 18

inactive

  • Kings: Cauley-Stein, Dukan
  • Rockets: Dekker, McDaniels

technical fouls

  • Kings: --
  • Rockets: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 19
  • Times Tied: 11

arena stats

  • Arena: Toyota Center, Houston, TX
  • Officials: #43 Dan Crawford, #56 Mark Ayotte, #7 Lauren Holtkamp
  • Attendance: 17318
  • Duration: 2:16
Sacramento Kings (7-14) Houston Rockets (10-11)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Howard vs Cousins (Beverley gains possession)
  11:36 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
Casspi Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:35  
Cousins Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rondo (1 AST)  11:27
[SAC 2-0]
 
  11:12 Harden Jump Shot: Missed 
Cousins Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:11  
McLemore Running Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rondo (2 AST)  11:03
[SAC 4-0]
 
  10:48
[HOU 3-4]
Beverley 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
Cousins 3pt Shot: Missed  10:34  
  10:33 Team Rebound 
  10:22 Beverley Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Cousins Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:21  
  10:18 Harden Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (L Holtkamp) 
Casspi Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  10:18
[SAC 5-3]
 
Casspi Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  10:18
[SAC 6-3]
 
  09:57
[HOU 5-6]
Howard Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Capela (1 AST) 
McLemore 3pt Shot: Missed  09:37  
  09:37 Capela Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:23
[HOU 8-6]
Beverley 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Gay Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Howard (1 ST)  09:10  
Gay Foul: Personal (1 PF) (D Crawford)  09:10  
Cousins Foul: Personal (1 PF) (M Ayotte)  08:52  
  08:45
[HOU 10-6]
Capela Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Beverley (1 AST) 
Casspi Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO)  08:35  
  08:27 Harden Jump Shot: Missed 
Cousins Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  08:26  
Gay Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Cousins (1 AST)  08:23
[SAC 8-10]
 
  08:07 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
McLemore Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:06  
Rondo Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed  07:58  
  07:58 Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Cousins Violation:Kicked Ball (D Crawford)  07:48  
  07:34 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
Gay Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:34  
Casspi Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Cousins (2 AST)  07:26
[SAC 10-10]
 
  07:11 Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed 
McLemore Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:10  
Rondo Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Capela (1 ST)  07:05  
Gay Foul: Personal (2 PF) (M Ayotte)  07:05  
Gay Substitution replaced by Acy  07:05  
  06:45
[HOU 13-10]
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
Cousins 3pt Shot: Missed  06:34  
  06:33 Capela Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:13 Capela Jump Shot: Missed Block: McLemore (1 BLK) 
  06:12 Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  06:12
[HOU 15-10]
Howard Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Acy Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (M Ayotte)  06:12  
  06:12 Capela Substitution replaced by Jones 
  06:12 Ariza Substitution replaced by Brewer 
  06:12 Howard Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
McLemore Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:11  
Rondo Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  05:53
[SAC 12-15]
 
  05:45 Howard Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Rondo (1 ST) 
McLemore Jump Shot: Missed  05:36  
Acy Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  05:34  
Acy Tip Layup Shot: Missed  05:34  
  05:33 Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  05:27 Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed 
  05:27 Howard Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
Casspi Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) (2 FTA) (D Crawford)  05:24  
  05:24 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:24 Howard Substitution replaced by Motiejunas 
  05:24
[HOU 16-12]
Beverley Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  05:24 Beverley Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  05:21 Team Rebound 
  05:21 Beverley Substitution replaced by Lawson 
  05:14 Brewer Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Rondo (2 ST) 
Acy Running Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rondo (3 AST)  05:08
[SAC 14-16]
 
  05:03 Lawson Turnover : Double Dribble (1 TO) 
McLemore Substitution replaced by Belinelli  05:03  
Cousins Foul: Offensive Charge (2 PF) (L Holtkamp)  04:52  
Cousins Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  04:52  
Cousins Substitution replaced by Koufos  04:52  
  04:31 Lawson 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:30 Brewer Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  04:19 Motiejunas Layup Shot: Missed 
  04:18 Jones Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  04:18
[HOU 18-14]
Jones Tip Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Belinelli Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  04:08  
  04:07 Brewer Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  04:00 Jones Layup Shot: Missed Block: Koufos (1 BLK) 
  03:59 Motiejunas Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
Acy Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (M Ayotte)  03:51  
  03:51
[HOU 19-14]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Casspi Substitution replaced by Gay  03:51  
  03:51
[HOU 20-14]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  03:38 Brewer Foul: Personal (1 PF) (L Holtkamp) 
Belinelli 3pt Shot: Missed  03:24  
  03:23 Team Rebound 
Acy Substitution replaced by Collison  03:23  
  03:07
[HOU 22-14]
Jones Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Brewer (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:04  
  03:04 Harden Substitution replaced by Terry 
  02:42 Terry Violation:Kicked Ball 
  02:38 Motiejunas Substitution replaced by Howard 
Collison 3pt Shot: Missed  02:28  
  02:27 Howard Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  02:13
[HOU 24-14]
Brewer Running Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lawson (1 AST) 
Koufos Floating Jump shot: Missed  02:02  
  02:01 Howard Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  01:44
[HOU 27-14]
Terry 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Lawson (2 AST) 
Rondo Jump Shot: Missed  01:34  
  01:33 Howard Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
Collison Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (L Holtkamp)  01:13  
  01:13
[HOU 28-14]
Lawson Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Rondo Substitution replaced by McLemore  01:13  
  01:13
[HOU 29-14]
Lawson Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Gay Jump Shot: Missed  00:59.9  
Koufos Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  00:58.9  
Collison Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Koufos (1 AST)  00:56.5
[SAC 16-29]
 
  00:38.9 Terry 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:38.9 Jones Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  00:23.8 Jones 3pt Shot: Missed 
Collison Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:22.9  
End of 1st Quarter
Sacramento Kings (7-14) Houston Rockets (10-11)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Belinelli Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Ariza (1 ST)  11:48  
  11:42 Thornton Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Koufos Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  11:41  
McLemore Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Collison (1 AST)  11:35
[SAC 18-29]
 
  11:21
[HOU 32-18]
Thornton 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Beverley (2 AST) 
McLemore Jump Shot: Missed  10:54  
  10:53 Howard Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  10:46 Thornton 3pt Shot: Missed 
  10:46 Howard Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
  10:41 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
McLemore Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  10:41  
Belinelli Jump Shot: Missed  10:32  
Gay Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  10:32  
Collison 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Gay (1 AST)  10:27
[SAC 21-32]
 
  10:00 Thornton Jump Shot: Missed Block: Koufos (2 BLK) 
Koufos Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  09:59  
Gay Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Collison (2 AST)  09:51
[SAC 23-32]
 
  09:46 Team Timeout : Regular 
Koufos Substitution replaced by Cousins  09:46  
  09:29
[HOU 34-23]
Beverley Cutting Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Thornton (1 AST) 
Gay 3pt Shot: Missed  09:09  
  09:08 Thornton Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:53 Terry Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Gay (1 ST) 
Cousins Floating Jump shot: Missed  08:40  
  08:40 Howard Rebound (Off:3 Def:7) 
  08:25
[HOU 36-23]
Howard Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Thornton (2 AST) 
Collison Floating Jump shot: Made (7 PTS)  08:10
[SAC 25-36]
 
Team Violation : Delay Of Game (D Crawford)  08:07  
  07:56 Thornton Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:56 Ariza Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  07:52 Ariza Layup Shot: Missed Block: Cousins (1 BLK) 
Cousins Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  07:50  
Collison Layup Shot: Missed Block: Terry (1 BLK)  07:46  
  07:45 Thornton Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:41
[HOU 38-25]
Howard Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Ariza (1 AST) 
Cousins Jump Shot: Missed  07:29  
  07:29 Howard Rebound (Off:3 Def:8) 
  07:15 Terry Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Gay (2 ST) 
Gay Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: McLemore (1 AST)  07:09
[SAC 27-38]
 
Cousins Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (D Crawford)  07:02  
  07:02
[HOU 39-27]
Ariza Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  07:02 Howard Substitution replaced by Capela 
  07:02 Terry Substitution replaced by Harden 
  07:02 Thornton Substitution replaced by Jones 
Cousins Substitution replaced by Casspi  07:02  
Belinelli Substitution replaced by Koufos  07:02  
  07:02 Ariza Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Koufos Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  07:02  
  06:54 Ariza Foul: Personal (1 PF) (D Crawford) 
Casspi Driving Layup Shot: Missed  06:39  
McLemore Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  06:39  
  06:36 Beverley Foul: Personal (1 PF) (D Crawford) 
Casspi 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Collison (3 AST)  06:29
[SAC 30-39]
 
  06:15 Ariza Jump Shot: Missed Block: Casspi (1 BLK) 
Casspi Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:15  
Casspi Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Capela (2 ST)  06:11  
  06:05 Harden Jump Shot: Missed 
McLemore Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  06:04  
McLemore 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Casspi (1 AST)  05:55
[SAC 33-39]
 
  05:41
[HOU 41-33]
Capela Cutting Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Ariza (2 AST) 
McLemore Pullup Jump shot: Made (9 PTS)  05:30
[SAC 35-41]
 
  05:29 Team Timeout : Short 
  05:29  
  05:29 Beverley Substitution replaced by Motiejunas 
  05:29 Jones Substitution replaced by Lawson 
  05:13 Motiejunas Foul: Offensive Charge (1 PF) (D Crawford) 
  05:13 Motiejunas Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Gay 3pt Shot: Missed  05:01  
  05:00 Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:51 Harden Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Collison (1 ST) 
Collison Pullup Jump shot: Missed  04:41  
Koufos Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  04:39  
Koufos Hook Shot: Missed  04:37  
  04:36 Ariza Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  04:27
[HOU 43-35]
Capela Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Harden (1 AST) 
Casspi 3pt Shot: Missed  04:16  
  04:15 Team Rebound 
Collison Substitution replaced by Rondo  04:15  
  04:01 Motiejunas Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Koufos (1 ST) 
  03:59 Lawson Foul: Personal (1 PF) (M Ayotte) 
McLemore 3pt Shot: Missed  03:51  
  03:50 Capela Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  03:38
[HOU 46-35]
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Casspi Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Rondo (4 AST)  03:21
[SAC 37-46]
 
  03:14 Motiejunas Alley Oop Layup shot: Missed 
Koufos Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  03:13  
Casspi 3pt Shot: Missed  03:04  
  03:04 Ariza Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  02:48 Motiejunas Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed 
Koufos Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  02:48  
Casspi Layup Shot: Missed  02:41  
McLemore Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  02:40  
McLemore Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS)  02:40
[SAC 39-46]
 
  02:23 Motiejunas 3pt Shot: Missed 
Koufos Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  02:22  
Gay Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Rondo (5 AST)  02:15
[SAC 41-46]
 
  02:05 Harden Foul: Offensive (2 PF) (D Crawford) 
  02:05 Harden Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:05  
  02:05 Capela Substitution replaced by Brewer 
  02:05 Motiejunas Substitution replaced by Howard 
Koufos Hook Shot: Missed  01:55  
Koufos Rebound (Off:3 Def:6)  01:54  
Koufos Hook Shot: Missed  01:51  
Rondo Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  01:50  
Casspi Floating Jump shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Rondo (6 AST)  01:47
[SAC 43-46]
 
  01:36 Brewer Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Rondo (3 ST) 
McLemore Running Dunk Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Rondo (7 AST)  01:32
[SAC 45-46]
 
  01:14
[HOU 49-45]
Brewer 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Harden (2 AST) 
Casspi Driving Dunk Shot: Missed  01:02  
  01:02 Team Rebound 
  00:54.0
[HOU 52-45]
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Lawson (3 AST) 
  00:38.5 Lawson Substitution replaced by Beverley 
Rondo 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Gay (2 AST)  00:34.4
[SAC 48-52]
 
  00:29.8 Harden Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Gay Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  00:27.8  
McLemore Jump Shot: Missed  00:05.9  
Gay Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  00:05.4  
Gay Tip Layup Shot: Missed  00:05.4  
Gay Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  00:05.4  
Gay Tip Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  00:05.4
[SAC 50-52]
 
  00:01.0 Brewer Layup Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Beverley Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
End of 2nd Quarter
Sacramento Kings (7-14) Houston Rockets (10-11)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Cousins Cutting Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Rondo (8 AST)  11:49
[SAC 52-52]
 
  11:49 Capela Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (M Ayotte) 
Cousins Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS)  11:49
[SAC 53-52]
 
  11:29 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
Cousins Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  11:28  
Cousins Turnover : Palming Turnover (2 TO)  11:22  
  10:58
[HOU 54-53]
Ariza Cutting Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Harden (3 AST) 
Casspi Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Ariza (2 ST)  10:38  
  10:31 Harden Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Rondo (4 ST) 
Cousins 3pt Shot: Missed  10:18  
  10:18 Team Rebound 
  10:05
[HOU 56-53]
Harden Step Back Jump shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Rondo Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Cousins (3 AST)  09:47
[SAC 55-56]
 
  09:33
[HOU 58-55]
Howard Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Capela (2 AST) 
Gay Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA) (L Holtkamp)  09:33  
  09:33 Howard Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
McLemore Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  09:33  
Rondo Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (2 TO)  09:18  
  09:10
[HOU 60-55]
Howard Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Harden (4 AST) 
Rondo Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  08:54
[SAC 57-60]
 
  08:48 Team Timeout : Regular 
Gay Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) (D Crawford)  08:40  
  08:40
[HOU 61-57]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Gay Substitution replaced by Koufos  08:40  
  08:40
[HOU 62-57]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS) 
  08:22 Howard Violation:Defensive Goaltending (D Crawford) 
Koufos Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rondo (9 AST)  08:22
[SAC 59-62]
 
  08:10 Ariza Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Rondo Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  08:09  
McLemore 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Rondo (10 AST)  08:01
[SAC 62-62]
 
  07:44
[HOU 64-62]
Howard Hook Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Rondo Floating Jump shot: Made (11 PTS)  07:24
[SAC 64-64]
 
  07:08 Capela Dunk Shot: Missed Block: Casspi (2 BLK) 
Cousins Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  07:07  
Cousins Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Howard (1 BLK)  07:01  
Team Rebound  07:01  
  06:51 Beverley Foul: Personal (2 PF) (D Crawford) 
  06:40 Capela Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (L Holtkamp) 
Cousins Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  06:40
[SAC 65-64]
 
  06:40 Beverley Substitution replaced by Terry 
Cousins Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  06:40
[SAC 66-64]
 
  06:15 Harden Floating Jump shot: Missed 
  06:15 Team Rebound 
  06:15 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Rondo Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Terry (1 ST)  06:01  
Koufos Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (L Holtkamp)  05:55  
  05:55
[HOU 65-66]
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS) 
  05:55 Capela Substitution replaced by Jones 
  05:55 Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Cousins Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  05:55  
Rondo Floating Jump shot: Made (13 PTS)  05:40
[SAC 68-65]
 
  05:15
[HOU 68-68]
Ariza 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Harden (5 AST) 
  05:04 Jones Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (D Crawford) 
Cousins Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  05:04  
Team Rebound  05:04  
Cousins Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  05:04
[SAC 69-68]
 
  04:47 Harden Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:47 Ariza Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  04:46 Ariza Layup Shot: Missed Block: Cousins (2 BLK) 
  04:45 Howard Rebound (Off:4 Def:8) 
Cousins Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) (D Crawford)  04:45  
  04:45
[HOU 69-69]
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS) 
  04:45
[HOU 70-69]
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS) 
McLemore 3pt Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Rondo (11 AST)  04:27
[SAC 72-70]
 
  04:16
[HOU 73-72]
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (18 PTS) 
Rondo Jump Shot: Missed  04:04  
  04:03 Jones Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
Koufos Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (L Holtkamp)  03:54  
  03:54
[HOU 74-72]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS) 
  03:54 Howard Substitution replaced by Capela 
Cousins Substitution replaced by Collison  03:54  
  03:54
[HOU 75-72]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS) 
Rondo 3pt Shot: Missed  03:30  
  03:28 Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:23 Harden Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:McLemore (1 ST) 
Collison Running Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Rondo (12 AST)  03:17
[SAC 74-75]
 
  02:54 Jones Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Koufos (2 ST) 
Collison 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Rondo (13 AST)  02:48
[SAC 77-75]
 
McLemore Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) (L Holtkamp)  02:29  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:29  
  02:29 Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:29 Team Rebound 
  02:29
[HOU 76-77]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (21 PTS) 
Rondo Floating Jump shot: Missed  02:10  
Koufos Rebound (Off:4 Def:6)  02:10  
Koufos Putback Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  02:07
[SAC 79-76]
 
  01:52
[HOU 78-79]
Capela Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Harden (6 AST) 
Koufos Hook Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Collison (4 AST)  01:28
[SAC 81-78]
 
  01:18 Jones Foul: Offensive (2 PF) (D Crawford) 
  01:18 Jones Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
McLemore Substitution replaced by Belinelli  01:18  
  01:18 Harden Substitution replaced by Lawson 
Rondo Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Ariza (3 ST)  01:01  
  00:53.8
[HOU 81-81]
Terry 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Lawson (4 AST) 
Belinelli Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rondo (14 AST)  00:40.5
[SAC 83-81]
 
  00:33.2
[HOU 84-83]
Jones 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Ariza (3 AST) 
Belinelli Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Rondo (15 AST)  00:22.0
[SAC 85-84]
 
  00:01.9 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
Casspi Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:00.9  
Casspi 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Quarter
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  11:41 Howard Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Missed 
Belinelli Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:41  
Collison 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Rondo (16 AST)  11:26
[SAC 88-84]
 
  11:06
[HOU 86-88]
Jones Turnaround Bank shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Gay Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (1 FTA) (M Ayotte)  11:06  
Gay Substitution replaced by Cousins  11:06  
  11:06 Lawson Substitution replaced by Beverley 
  11:06
[HOU 87-88]
Jones Free Throw 1 of 1 (10 PTS) 
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  10:41  
Rondo Substitution replaced by McLemore  10:41  
  10:29
[HOU 89-88]
Jones Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Brewer (2 AST) 
Belinelli Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Collison (5 AST)  10:13
[SAC 90-89]
 
Belinelli Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (L Holtkamp)  10:05  
  10:05
[HOU 90-90]
Jones Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  10:05
[HOU 91-90]
Jones Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Koufos Cutting Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Collison (6 AST)  09:52
[SAC 92-91]
 
  09:52 Howard Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (L Holtkamp) 
Koufos Free Throw 1 of 1 (9 PTS)  09:52
[SAC 93-91]
 
  09:40 Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed 
Belinelli Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:40  
Cousins Step Back Jump shot: Missed  09:26  
  09:25 Brewer Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  09:10 Terry 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:09 Jones Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
Koufos Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (L Holtkamp)  09:03  
  09:03
[HOU 92-93]
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS) 
  09:03 Terry Substitution replaced by Harden 
  09:03 Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Cousins Rebound (Off:0 Def:8)  09:03  
Collison Jump Shot: Missed  08:44  
  08:43 Jones Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  08:29 Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed 
Belinelli Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  08:29  
Cousins Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Howard (2 ST)  08:17  
Belinelli Foul: Flagrant Type 1 (2 PF) (2 FTA) (D Crawford)  08:14  
  08:14  
  08:14
[HOU 93-93]
Brewer Free Throw Flagrant 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  08:14 Brewer Free Throw Flagrant 2 of 2 Missed 
  08:14 Team Rebound 
Cousins Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (2 FTA) (M Ayotte)  08:01  
  08:01
[HOU 94-93]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (22 PTS) 
  08:01
[HOU 95-93]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (23 PTS) 
  07:48 Brewer Foul: Personal (2 PF) (M Ayotte) 
  07:42 Brewer Foul: Personal (3 PF) (M Ayotte) 
Belinelli Substitution replaced by Rondo  07:42  
Collison 3pt Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: McLemore (2 AST)  07:29
[SAC 96-95]
 
  07:14 Howard Dunk Shot: Missed 
Koufos Rebound (Off:4 Def:7)  07:14  
  07:06 Harden Foul: Shooting Block (3 PF) (2 FTA) (L Holtkamp) 
Cousins Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  07:06
[SAC 97-95]
 
  07:06 Brewer Substitution replaced by Ariza 
Cousins Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  07:06
[SAC 98-95]
 
  06:47 Jones 3pt Shot: Missed 
Koufos Rebound (Off:4 Def:8)  06:46  
Cousins Hook Shot: Missed  06:26  
  06:25 Beverley Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  06:06
[HOU 98-98]
Ariza 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Harden (7 AST) 
Collison Layup Shot: Missed Block: Harden (1 BLK)  06:01  
  06:00 Howard Rebound (Off:4 Def:9) 
  05:52
[HOU 101-98]
Beverley 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Jones (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  05:50  
Koufos Substitution replaced by Casspi  05:50  
Collison Substitution replaced by Gay  05:50  
Cousins Jump Shot: Missed Block: Jones (1 BLK)  05:30  
Team Rebound  05:30  
  05:29 Harden Foul: Personal (4 PF) (2 FTA) (M Ayotte) 
Gay Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  05:29
[SAC 99-101]
 
Gay Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  05:29
[SAC 100-101]
 
  05:15 Harden Jump Shot: Missed 
McLemore Rebound (Off:2 Def:7)  05:13  
Gay 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Rondo (17 AST)  05:05
[SAC 103-101]
 
McLemore Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) (D Crawford)  04:56  
  04:56
[HOU 102-103]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (24 PTS) 
  04:56
[HOU 103-103]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (25 PTS) 
Gay Pullup Jump shot: Missed  04:41  
Cousins Rebound (Off:1 Def:8)  04:40  
Cousins Tip Layup Shot: Missed  04:40  
  04:39 Howard Rebound (Off:4 Def:10) 
  04:29
[HOU 106-103]
Ariza 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Harden (8 AST) 
McLemore Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  04:13  
  04:12 Howard Rebound (Off:4 Def:11) 
Casspi Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (M Ayotte)  04:02  
  04:02 Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  04:02 Team Rebound 
  04:02
[HOU 107-103]
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS) 
Cousins Jump Shot: Missed  03:48  
Team Rebound  03:47  
Cousins Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS)  03:40
[SAC 105-107]
 
Casspi Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (L Holtkamp)  03:21  
  03:21
[HOU 108-105]
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 (20 PTS) 
  03:21
[HOU 109-105]
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 (21 PTS) 
Cousins Driving Dunk Shot: Made (14 PTS)  03:11
[SAC 107-109]
 
  02:53 Harden Turnover : Traveling (5 TO) 
  02:53 Team Timeout : Regular 
Cousins Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Howard (2 BLK)  02:45  
  02:44 Ariza Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  02:38
[HOU 111-107]
Jones Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Harden (9 AST) 
Rondo Floating Jump shot: Missed  02:21  
Rondo Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  02:19  
Casspi 3pt Shot: Missed  02:16  
  02:16 Beverley Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Cousins Foul: Personal Block (6 PF) (2 FTA) (D Crawford)  02:14  
Cousins Substitution replaced by Koufos  02:14  
  02:14 Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:14 Team Rebound 
  02:14
[HOU 112-107]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (26 PTS) 
Koufos Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Casspi (2 AST)  01:54
[SAC 109-112]
 
  01:54 Beverley Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA) (D Crawford) 
Koufos Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  01:54  
  01:54 Howard Rebound (Off:4 Def:12) 
  01:30
[HOU 115-109]
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (29 PTS) 
Gay Pullup Jump shot: Missed  01:14  
  01:12 Howard Rebound (Off:4 Def:13) 
  00:48.9 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:48.6 Howard Rebound (Off:5 Def:13) 
  00:45.9 Howard Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:McLemore (2 ST) 
Casspi 3pt Shot: Missed  00:40.9  
  00:39.9 Ariza Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
Casspi Foul: Personal Take (4 PF) (2 FTA) (L Holtkamp)  00:29.1  
  00:29.1
[HOU 116-109]
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 (22 PTS) 
  00:29.1 Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Gay Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  00:29.1  
Team Timeout : Regular  00:28.5  
Koufos Substitution replaced by Collison  00:28.5  
McLemore Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Beverley (1 ST)  00:24.9  
Collison Foul: Personal Take (2 PF) (2 FTA) (L Holtkamp)  00:24.3  
  00:24.3
[HOU 117-109]
Beverley Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  00:24.3
[HOU 118-109]
Beverley Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Casspi Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Rondo (18 AST)  00:16.7
[SAC 111-118]
 
  00:11.9 Howard Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:McLemore (3 ST) 
Collison 3pt Shot: Missed  00:07.7  
  00:07.7 Team Rebound 
McLemore Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA) (D Crawford)  00:04.2  
  00:04.2
[HOU 119-111]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (30 PTS) 
  00:04.2
[HOU 120-111]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (31 PTS) 
Casspi Running Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Rondo (19 AST)  00:00.0
[SAC 113-120]
 
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
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SAC
3rd Pacific
33
49
5-5
18-23
15-26
HOU
4th Southwest
41
41
6-4
23-18
18-23
 
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HOU
2 players 26.6
2 players 14.0
2 players 7.6
2 players 1.4
2 players 2.6