NBA Game Summary - Houston at Sacramento|
(Sunday, December 15th)
Final Score: Sacramento 106, Houston 91
Sacramento, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Rudy Gay poured in a game-high 26 points
and DeMarcus Cousins added 21 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Sacramento
Kings to a 106-91 win over the Houston Rockets on Sunday.
Isaiah Thomas finished with 19 points and eight assists and Derrick Williams
donated 11 points and six rebounds off the bench for the Kings, who won for
the first time since acquiring Gay on Dec. 9.
"Rudy is so skilled, he's so talented. He makes it looks so easy out there
offensively, and he can score in so many ways," said Kings coach Michael
James Harden led the Rockets with 25 and Dwight Howard notched a double-double
with 13 points and 10 rebounds, but went just 5-for-13 from the free throw
line. Howard had made 11 of his last 13 free throws entering the contest.
"No knock on Sacramento, they are a talented young team, but we're striving
for greatness. To reach greatness we have to look at the teams before us,"
Chandler Parsons finished with 19 points, seven rebounds and five assists for
Houston, which has dropped four of its last seven tilts.
Harden knocked down a trey 30 seconds into the second half to ignite a 10-1
run that pulled the Rockets within 61-60, but the Kings scored 12 of the next
13 points of the game.
Houston managed to pull within single digits at 79-71 after Harden knocked
down another 3-pointer with 1:57 left, but were unable to get a basket the
rest of the way and Sacramento owned a 10-point edge, 81-71, entering the
Howard threw down a thunderous dunk just under a minute into the fourth to
make it 81-75. The Kings, though, went on a 12-4 swing to go up 93-79 with
5:42 left and the Rockets couldn't get closer than 12 the rest of the way.
The score was knotted at 28-28 after 12 minutes and Sacramento led 57-49 at
Sacramento outscored the Rockets 52-42 in the paint ... The Kings scored 20
points off 17 Houston turnovers ... The Rockets were a dismal 22-for-38 from
the free throw line.
12/16 00:13:43 ET