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Rockets first in points allowed per game and 3-point shooting % defense; 2nd in overall shooting % defense.
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.
In past 3 gms, Motiejunas made 21 of 34 shots, matched longest run of double-digit scoring games in his career. Had career high 21 tonight.
Another win for the Houston Rockets! What a fun game
Canaan had 6 3-pointers, the fourth Rockets player with at least 6 in a game (with Harden, Ariza, Beverley). No other team with more than 1.
Rockets NBA's most turnover-prone tm. Had 4. Ranked 27th in def rebounding %, playing No. 1 off reb tm, gave up 0 2nd chance pts in 2nd 1/2.
McHale praised Harden's defense, saying it was a sign of maturity as a player that he's bringing it there when his offense is struggling.
Black played with an eye infection. McHale, however, kept D-Mo in on Cousins because of how he was playing, not the hack-a.
Tarik Black played tonight with an eye infection because Rockets were short on bigs.
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!
Nick Johnson and Troy Daniels in for the final 33.9 seconds.
Isaiah Canaan with a new career high tonight too. He has 24. D-Mo has his with 21.
Kings had everything going their way, but the Rockets had their two stars -- Motiejunas and Canaan. Career high for both.
Harden with a drive, a steal and a breakaway. Rockets up 95-85, 2:07 left. He's 9 of 30, but has 24-8-7.
James Harden is back… after a third quarter slump, he is looking pretty good.
Harden may have just won the game with his defense.
Mental lapse by Thompson on the goaltend.
Papanikolaou misses the first and makes the second free throw, ending the Rockets charity stripe skid at 9.
Motiejunas with a fadeaway, right-handed hook, has a career-high 21.
D-Mo just got his career high - 21 points tonight.
Rockets might have to get Black back in to match up with Cousins. Motiejunas with four fouls with 4:50 left.
Harden misses the wide open three, but gets a second chance and nails the corner three! Rockets up 9, 4:54 left.
Since Cousins checked back in, he's had two turnovers and missed a layup. Motiejunas scored on him on one end, drew a charge on other.
Rockets up 6 with Cousins back in. He'sd matched up with Motiejunas.
Cousins is now back. Without him, this Kings' team is starkly different on both ends of the floor.
The 3-4 min starting stretch of fourth when Harden sits has been tough for Rockets lately, but they kept the 4-pt lead as Harden returns.
Rockets have no Dwight, Jones, Beverley. Harden's shot missing since 1st q. They are 5 of 13 from line. Somehow, still up 4.
The Rockets have missed their last 8 free throw attempts.
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.
Isaiah Canaan really bailed out Houston in the third, scoring 14 of his 21. Rockets clinging to a 77-73 edge heading to the 4th.
Rockets get a time out to get Motiejunas into the game before Dorsey could miss any more free throws. But that puts D-Mo on Cousins.
After the Kings intentionally fouled Dorsey twice and he missed 4 straight free throws, McHale calls timeout just to get Joey out of there.
I know what Joey Dorsey will be working on at practice tomorrow.
Cousins was chasing Garcia into the corner. No reason with Kings fouling. Stopped to complain to Zach Zarba. Staying in the game.
DeMarcus Cousins having a knee issue but is up walking to the bench.
Cousins stayed down in the corner during a Kings time out, walks very carefull to bench.
DeMarcus Cousins in down on the ground holding his right knee.
Kings go to a hack-a-Joey. Could be a long night.
Harden has no mojo right now, even missing a pair of free throws.
Canaan's five 3s are a career high. He just had two open looks to get his career high scoring night, but missed.
Canaan, however, has gone into Vipers mode. Has 12 in nine third-quarter minutes.
DeMarcus Cousins looks like the same hothead to me.
Isaiah Canaan hits his fourth three of the third period, his fifth of the night (a new career-high).
Harden 1 of 15 with 1 assist since the first quarter. For some reason, with his shot, 3 starters out, Rockets having trouble scoring.
The Rockets and third quarters don’t seem to be getting along well these days.
Rockets not just missing 3s. Actually, that's all they've made for awhile thanks to Canaan. Harden short on 2 drives, an 18-footer.
Isaiah Canaan gets the steal from Cousins, then hits a 3 on the other end.
Since starting the game 4-6 from the field after one quarter, James Harden is now 1-14 from the field.
Rockets 1 of 13 to end the first half and start the second in 15-3 Kings run to within 2.
James Harden has had two big-league rejections from behind in this quarter, but Rockets can't buy a basket. Timeout McHale, 60-58 Houston.
Rockets were up by as much as 22 in the first half. Now up 1.
On the other end, Harden has cooled off badly. He's made 1 of his last 10 shots.
Harden with a strong block of a Cousins shot. Hearing about it (or something) from Reggie Evans.
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 just pounding the ball inside and drawing fouls. That has gotten their scoring going, but also slowed the Rockets to a crawl.
Kings close the half on a 17-5 run and we've got a game. Houston leads 57-50 at intermission.
Of all the players you would not expect to square off, Ariza and Casspi just did. Double-Ts.
Double technical on Ariza and Casspi for having a small scuffle. Would not expect that from either...
Ariza and Casspi nearly come to blows.
D-Mo steps out of bounds. First Rockets turnovers of game, 3 miunutes left in half. Rockets have been most turnover prone team in NBA.
Rockets just got their first turnover of the game - with 3:09 in the second quarter.
Rockets have really slowed down offensively since they started having to take the ball out of the net so often. Kings cut 22-pt lead in half
Joey Dorsey's highlight of the year (a basket and foul against DeMarcus Cousins)... and the refs waive it off.
Dorsey misses a layup and McHale immediately grabs his head with both hands.
Ariza was limping on his left foot a little but didn’t want to come out.