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Dorsey missed both again. Kings down 75-73 and McHale calls timeout to get Dorsey out after a Kings miss.
Cousins was limping the play before. Tweaked his getting manhandled on a loose ball. Cousins not happy with Joey Dorsey.
Cousins stays in the game. The city of Sacramento smiles.
Meanwhile we're going to see if Joey Dorsey can miss two more free throws.
He's limping off the court now but looks like he'll be OK.
Cousins is down holding his right knee.
Move to foul Dorsey pays off. Misses both. Malone playing chess.
Cousins banged his knee really hard on that fall. Hobbled down the court and fell down again on the baseline
Canaan has all of Harden's shot-making ability at the moment.
Ray McCallum is in for Ramon Sessions.
I think the cold breeze in here got a hold of that Sessions shot.
Kings within 2 again in Houston.
18 points, 11 rebounds for Cousins. Another double-double.
James Harden is shooting 5-for-20, just one assist since the first quarter.
But the Kings can't stop Isaiah Canaan who now has 16 points. Rockets lead 68-60.
Former King Joey Dorsey (remember him) will take his turn on Cousins. Rockets can't stop him and will throw everyone at him.
DeMarcus Cousins is 1 rebound away from his 8th straight double-double and 12th in 15 games this season.
Rockets call a timeout up 60-58.
Kings have a chance to take the lead. Brick the dunk. Give up the 3-ball. Huge swing.
Nice awareness by Ben McLemore. Goes up for rebound, misses, but flies out to guard 3-ball by Harden.
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.
Kings have trailed by as many as 22. harden has 15 points, 5 assists for Houston.
Kings down 57-50 at half. Fortunate considering the horrible start. 14 points and 7 rebounds for Cousins, 10 points for Casspi.
Sacramento is right back in this game. Down 8 at 57-49 with 1:05 left in the half.
Ramon Sessions needs to have his hands checked for butter at halftime.
Omri Casspi and Trevor Ariza exchange words and went nose to nose. Casspi the former Rocket making his first trip back to Houston.
Cousins scares the crap out of me when he runs over to play peacemaker
Omri Casspi and Trevor Ariza are jawing at each other. Double-tech.
Houston's first turnover comes with 3:09 left in the first half. Kings have 13.
As bad as the Kings have played, they're only down 54-33, 3:19 before half.
Sessions just scored with that square ball!!
Cousins saws through the triple-team for the And-1. Things getting chippy underneath the basket.
Rockets lead 37-19 after 1. Kings turn it over 9 times in the opening quarter. Sac shooting 35%, Houston almost 61%.
Disaster of a first quarter is over. Kings down 37-19. Kings give up 16 points off nine turnovers, force none by Houston, which shoots 60.9%
3 turnovers for Ramon Sessions early. Ray McCallum heading into the game to stop the bleeding.
turnover, turnover, turnover again in Houston right now. Kings 7 1st qtr turnovers turning into 14 points by the Rockets. 28-16 3:04 1st
It's way too easy for the Rockets right now. They're up 28-16. Kings have more turnovers (7) than field goals (6).
Kings down early in Houston. Trail the Rockets 24-14 early. Houston it the aggressor.
Sacramento with 5 early turnovers. Most of them ugly.
Kings have already given up 10 points off 5 turnovers and trail 15-9. Rockets have no turnovers with 6:41 left in the first quarter.
Kings finding new and exciting ways to turn the ball over in the first few minutes of this game.
Starters for the Kings tonight against the Rockets: Ramon Sessions, Ben McLemore, Omri Casspi, Jason Thompson and DeMarcus Cousins.
No Dwight Howard or Patrick Beverley tonight for the Rockets.
Rudy Gay (right Achilles tendinitis) and Darren Collison (left quad) both out tonight at Houston
No Rudy Gay or Darren Collison tonight vs. HOU. Dwight Howard and Pat Beverley out for the Rockets.
Rudy Gay (Achilles) and Darren Collison (Thigh) are out again tonight against the Houston Rockets. Ramon Sessions is probable (knee).
Nice win tonight. H-Town Next.
'Kings Central' programming update; if you missed the show, it will reair on CSN CA at 2pm for DirecTV/Dish/ATT providers
The Sacramento Kings schedule just doesn’t get any easier this month. Next 4 opponents have a combined 40-14 record this season.