The Spurs announced Cory Joseph is questionable for Kings game Friday. Patty Mills, Tiago Splitter remain out.
Holding the Kings to 89 pts on 43.7 % shooting, Rockets regained the top spot in defensive rating, allowing 94.5 points per 100 possessions.
I totally predicted that the Kings would be 9-6 at Thanksgiving.
FINAL: Rockets 102, Kings 89
FINAL: Rockets 102, Kings 89. Harden struggles shooting, but posts 26p-8a-7r-3blk-2stl. Career-highs Canaan (24p), D-Mo (21p). Rockets 12-3!
Eric Moreland makes his professional debut for the Sacramento Kings.
Kings had everything going their way, but the Rockets had their two stars -- Motiejunas and Canaan. Career high for both.
Harden finally hits one via having no Kings within two counties of him.
Gorgeous high low Thomspson to Couisins 83-79 Kings cut lead to 4
Cousins is now back. Without him, this Kings' team is starkly different on both ends of the floor.
Houston still with only 4 turnovers. Kings with 15.
I stand corrected. Cousins sits. Kings immediately go to Carl Landry.
Rockets lead 77-73 heading into 4th. Have some time before Kings in bonus, go to hack-a-Joey/Tarik. First few minutes with Cousins in key.
Kings trail 77-73 going the fourth.
Kings down 77-73 headed to the fourth quarter. Cousins has 23 points, 14 rebounds, 4 assists.
After the Kings intentionally fouled Dorsey twice and he missed 4 straight free throws, McHale calls timeout just to get Joey out of there.
Dorsey missed both again. Kings down 75-73 and McHale calls timeout to get Dorsey out after a Kings miss.
Cousins was chasing Garcia into the corner. No reason with Kings fouling. Stopped to complain to Zach Zarba. Staying in the game.
Cousins stayed down in the corner during a Kings time out, walks very carefull to bench.
Kings go to a hack-a-Joey. Could be a long night.
Kings within 2 again in Houston.
But the Kings can't stop Isaiah Canaan who now has 16 points. Rockets lead 68-60.
Rockets 1 of 13 to end the first half and start the second in 15-3 Kings run to within 2.
Kings have a chance to take the lead. Brick the dunk. Give up the 3-ball. Huge swing.
Kings 11 of 17 in 2nd quarter. Rockets have no one to match up w/ Cousins with Howard out. Black, Dorsey with 3 fouls each and 3 rebs total.
Kings trail by 7 at the break 57-50. Disastrous half by Sacramento saved by a late run. If they value the ball, they have a shot to win.