Rockets vs. Kings: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Rockets vs. Kings: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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Rockets vs. Kings: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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The Houston Rockets (12-32) play against the Sacramento Kings (27-27) at Golden 1 Center

Game Time: 10:00 PM EST on Friday January 14, 2022

Houston Rockets 114, Sacramento Kings 126 (Final)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
Kings win the first of two straight with the lowly Houston Rockets; Marvin Bagley has best showing of the season. Hear from Bagley, De’Aaron Fox & Alvin Gentry.
FULL VIDEOS: https://t.co/VBsqPp2Zi0 pic.twitter.com/4uGANwiEFe2:58 AM

James Ham @James_HamNBA
Bagley on stacking games and his nagging thumb injury: pic.twitter.com/u6bCc4NfdK1:26 AM

Sacramento Kings @SacramentoKings
another night, another W 🙌 
Relive all the best plays from Sacramento’s win over the Rockets at home ⤵️ pic.twitter.com/UPzIEtIIj91:20 AM

Noel Harris @NorCalNoel916
Yeah, the Rockets are a last-place team, but it’s still nice to see so many Kings players contribute in a win.
*Five scoring in double figures, led by De’Aaron Fox’s 27
*Marvin Bagley with a double double (26 pts., 13 reb.)
*Tyrese Haliburton with 12 assists and only 1 turnover – 12:56 AM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Bagley said he’s been fighting through a nagging injury on his right hand and is battling through. He took a huge hit from LeBron in the Kings’ win over the Lakers. It was sore before that shot. – 12:54 AM
Alykhan Bijani @Rockets_Insider
Alperen Sengun was asked if he’s ready to do his interviews in English or no: “Not yet, but it’s coming.” – 12:53 AM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Gentry said that Marvin Bagley playing the five is out of necessity and likely won’t continue when the Kings get everyone back healthy. – 12:51 AM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
According to Alvin Gentry, Chimezie Metu had some knee soreness during the game and the Kings shut him down as a precautionary measure. – 12:48 AM
Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
Alvin Gentry said Chimezie Metu was experiencing some knee soreness tonight – 12:47 AM
Sacramento Kings @SacramentoKings
FINAL: Kings earn second straight win with 126-114 victory over Rockets
👑 @De’Aaron Fox led five Kings in double figures with 27 PTS
👑 @Marvin Bagley (26 PTS, 13 REB) recorded his fourth double-double of the season
👑 @Buddy Hield added 19 off the bench pic.twitter.com/GDmUEIdWBa12:36 AM

Houston Rockets @HoustonRockets
C-Wood lead the team in scoring. 📈
🚀 26PTS 8RBS 2STL
@creditkarma | #MoneyMoveoftheGame pic.twitter.com/Jf86cffjd512:35 AM

Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
Final: Kings 126, Rockets 114.
De’Aaron Fox finished with 27 points, six rebounds and eight assists. Marvin Bagley III had 26 points and 13 rebounds. Strong games from Buddy Hield, Harrison Barnes and Terence Davis as well. – 12:30 AM
David Hardisty @clutchfans
The Rockets starting backcourt of Kevin Porter Jr. and Jalen Green combined to shoot 2-13 from three tonight. In the last 9 games, KPJ is shooting 30.8% from long range and Green 28.3%. – 12:29 AM
Alykhan Bijani @Rockets_Insider
Rematch with Sacramento on Sunday. I put more value into these types of matchups: playing the same team in consecutive games. I’m eager to see the types of adjustments made, especially from Jalen Green, Josh Christopher, and Alperen Sengun. You wanna see growth through counters. – 12:28 AM
Matt George @MattGeorgeSAC
Kings beating teams they should be better than shouldn’t be cause for celebration, but it is.
Fox & Bagley were great. Pace of this game was a lot of fun. – 12:25 AM
Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
Kings take the first of two straight with the Rockets in Sacramento 126-114. De’Aaron Fox with 27 points and 8 assists, Marvin Bagley a season high 26 points and 13 boards for the Kings who notch the 18th win of the season. – 12:25 AM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
It wasn’t pretty. It doesn’t matter. Facing the Rockets for the first of two straight, the Kings allowed the visiting team to stick around a longer than expected. Maybe way longer than expected. Here are 6 quick thoughts as the Kings made it two in a row with a 126-114 victory. – 12:25 AM
Alykhan Bijani @Rockets_Insider
I know his shot isn’t falling, but Jalen Green has been terrific playing in transition, especially when he doesn’t have the ball in his hands. Putting a lot of pressure on the defense by sprinting the sidelines on the fastbreak, always looking to cut or act as a safety valve. – 12:23 AM
Matt George @MattGeorgeSAC
Which teams to we want watching this Marvin Bagley performance tonight? – 12:10 AM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
26 points and 13 rebounds for Bagley. Very nice performance tonight. – 12:09 AM
Matt George @MattGeorgeSAC
Kings clearly aren’t good enough to cruze to a win against any team, even up by 19 in the 4th.
Lead down to 7. – 12:04 AM
David Hardisty @clutchfans
This game makes you realize Eric Gordon is the best guard on the roster… and we need to trade him. – 12:03 AM
Adam Spolane @AdamSpolane
No team is better than the 2021-22 Houston Rockets at cutting a 17-point deficit down to 10 – 12:00 AM
Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
lol damn. I was just talking about the Warriors… sorry for confusing the Rockets with them lollllll – 11:55 PM
Alykhan Bijani @Rockets_Insider
Sacramento defense collapsing on Jalen Green’s drives as if they know he’s not going to pass the ball once he gets to the paint. – 11:53 PM
Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
10-2 run for the Kings who now enjoy their largest lead of the game, leading Houston 108-91 with 8:32 to play. Marvin Bagley with a season high 20 points & 11 rebounds – 11:53 PM
Matt George @MattGeorgeSAC
Tyrese Haliburton’s passing could probably get me 6 points and that’s saying something. – 11:51 PM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
20 points, 11 rebounds for Bagley. – 11:51 PM
Sacramento Kings @SacramentoKings
The Kings scored 100+ points!
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@mypmstore | https://t.co/HesSUA6URh pic.twitter.com/YgQdPrQaZR11:51 PM

Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
People may have noticed Kings asst. coach Doug Christie out tonight. He’s presently in the COVID-19 health & safety protocol. – 11:50 PM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Source confirms that Kings assistant Doug Christie is in health and safety protocols. – 11:50 PM
Sacramento Kings @SacramentoKings
The Kings are two points away from season high (23) in fast break points 👀 – 11:48 PM
Houston Rockets @HoustonRockets
12 minutes left to play.
Rockets: 89
Kings: 98
@Kroger | #Rockets pic.twitter.com/EsNbuxo7Wk11:46 PM

James Ham @James_HamNBA
Kings lead the Rockets 98-89 after 3Q. It shouldn’t be this close. Fox leads with 27 points. – 11:44 PM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Terence Davis with the pre-shot shimmy…and miss. Yikes. – 11:41 PM
Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
Marvin Bagley with his 4th double double of the Kings season with 12 points and 10 boards in 21 mins. – 11:25 PM
Matt George @MattGeorgeSAC
Basket is the size of an ocean right now for De’Aaron Fox. – 11:25 PM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Double-double for Bagley. – 11:24 PM
Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
De’Aaron Fox up to 22 points now, his 20th 20-point performance for this Kings season. – 11:23 PM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Haliburton triple. 5-0 run to start the third. Kings lead 70-60. – 11:20 PM
Sacramento Kings @SacramentoKings
HALFTIME: Kings lead the Rockets, 65-60.  
👑 @De’Aaron Fox: 18 PTS, 3 AST  
👑 @terencedavisjr: 11 PTS. 2 STL 
👑 @Marvin Bagley: 10 PTS, 7 REB – 11:07 PM
Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
Kings rally to take a 65-60 halftime lead over the Rockets. Christian Wood led a Houston with 15 first quarter points, went scoreless in the 2nd quarter with 3 fouls. Sacramento led by De’Aaron Fox’s 18 points. – 11:06 PM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Kings lead 65-60 heading to the half. Fox leads with 18 points. Terence Davis has 11 off the bench and Marvin Bagley is up to 10 points and 7 assists. – 11:05 PM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Marvin Bagley is playing very well. 10 points, 7 rebounds, 2 blocks. – 11:03 PM
Adam Spolane @AdamSpolane
7 points, 3 rebounds, and 2 assists in 8:40 for Alperen Sengun in his return. Only picked up 1 foul in that span. Daniel Theis takes over with Christian Wood in foul trouble – 10:51 PM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Terence Davis is having a moment. 10 points out of nowhere. Kings trail 42-41. 10-2 run to open the 2Q. – 10:44 PM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Neemias Queta into the game. – 10:41 PM
Houston Rockets @HoustonRockets
1️⃣ down in Sacramento!
Rockets: 40
Kings: 31
@Kroger | #Rockets pic.twitter.com/zCmSlG1aCO10:40 PM

Houston Rockets @HoustonRockets
TOO MUCH SAUCE SENGUN 😮‍💨
He’s officially back. pic.twitter.com/VtLIafURxb10:40 PM

James Ham @James_HamNBA
Bad finish to the first. Kings trail the Rockets 40-31 after 12 minutes despite 15 points on 6-for-6 shooting for De’Aaron Fox. – 10:38 PM
Adam Spolane @AdamSpolane
How much has COVID decimated NBA officials the last few weeks? The crew chief of the game between the Rockets and Kings, Kevin Cutler, has worked a total of 8 playoff games in 11 seasons – 10:34 PM
Houston Rockets @HoustonRockets
𝑺𝑳𝑨𝑴.
15 PTS in 7 minutes for the big man 👏 pic.twitter.com/wNY3k4fcC210:33 PM

Adam Spolane @AdamSpolane
3 fouls on Christian Wood in the game’s first 8 minutes, so Alepren Sengun will get a lot of first half minutes in his first game back – 10:28 PM
Cayleigh Griffin @cayleighgriffin
Christian Wood has to check out with 4:14 remaining in the first with his third foul, and man, it’s a shame because he has been GREAT.
15 points, 5-5 from the FT line, with 3 rebounds. – 10:27 PM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Christian Wood has 15 points with 4:30 remaining in the 1Q. – 10:26 PM
David Hardisty @clutchfans
Here’s that Ryan Anderson dunk on Alex Len that @ca_rockets referenced on the broadcast pic.twitter.com/O2XkAS5tXk10:24 PM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
A quick 7 points for Fox, but the Kings are a mess to start this game. – 10:23 PM
Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
Rockets jump out to 16-9 start in Sacramento – 10:19 PM
Houston Rockets @HoustonRockets
Scoot getting us started 👌
@Toyota | #Rockets pic.twitter.com/fCoEKGlvX910:18 PM

James Ham @James_HamNBA
Marvin Bagley gets the Kings on the board first with a Richaun Holmes-esque flip in the lain. – 10:11 PM
Sacramento Kings @SacramentoKings
something light for the weekend 💧  
  
@MichelobULTRA | #ULTRADrip #JOYWINS pic.twitter.com/pO9W6vNGqW9:48 PM

Houston Rockets @HoustonRockets
Almost game time. 🚀
Y’all ready? pic.twitter.com/DwxczhTsBu9:39 PM

Sacramento Kings @SacramentoKings
Tonight’s Starting Lineup powered by @Verizon ⬇️
👑 @De’Aaron Fox
👑 @Tyrese Haliburton
👑 @Harrison Barnes
👑 @Marvin Bagley
👑 @Chimezie Metu pic.twitter.com/Yp8tskN7PD9:35 PM

David Hardisty @clutchfans
Both Orlando and Detroit pick up very rare wins tonight. Lottery Race standings:
1. Orlando 8-35
2. Detroit 10-31
3. Houston 12-31
4. OKC 14-27
5. Indiana 15-28 – 9:33 PM
Houston Rockets @HoustonRockets
Feeling fresh, feeling good. 💧
@michelobultra | #ULTRADrip pic.twitter.com/tBiPOgkPOF9:32 PM

Adam Spolane @AdamSpolane
#Rockets starters
Kevin Porter Jr
Jalen Green
Eric Gordon
Jae’Sean Tate
Christian Wood – 9:31 PM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Updated Injury Report vs. Houston Rockets – 1/14:
Richaun Holmes (return to competition reconditioning) – OUT
Damian Jones (return to competition reconditioning) – OUT – 9:31 PM
Alex Kennedy @AlexKennedyNBA
With no trade or buyout on the horizon, John Wall remains in limbo.
The five-time All-Star is owed $44,310,840 this season, and he has a player option worth $47,366,760 for next season.
It’s unclear what the future holds for the 31-year-old: basketballnews.com/stories/with-n…8:50 PM
David Hardisty @clutchfans
Stephen Silas on Alperen Sengun: “He makes the game easier for his teammates. That’s rare for a 19-year old.” – 8:32 PM
David Hardisty @clutchfans
Stephen Silas says Alperen Sengun is indeed back tonight. “We’re all good. We’re whole tonight.” – 8:31 PM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Tristan Thompson is out again for Kings. Damian Jones has cleared protocols, but is still out. – 8:24 PM
Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
Kings starters vs. Rockets:
G – De’Aaron Fox
G – Tyrese Haliburton
F – Harrison Barnes
F – Marvin Bagley III
C – Chimezie Metu – 8:20 PM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Kings starters:
De’Aaron Fox
Tyrese Haliburton
Harrison Barnes
Chimezie Metu
Marvin Bagley – 8:19 PM
Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
Kings center Richaun Holmes has officially been ruled out for tonight’s game against the Rockets. – 8:17 PM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Richaun Holmes is officially out tonight according to Alvin Gentry. – 8:16 PM
Kayte Christensen @kayte_c
I’ve got 2 tickets to tonight’s @Sacramento Kings game vs the Rockets at @Golden1Center at 7pm!
This is gonna be a fast one so hit me up now for a chance to win!! – 7:13 PM
Sacramento Kings @SacramentoKings
sup, it’s #FollowFriday.  
reply to this tweet within the next 30 minutes with a GIF of how you’re feeling today, and we’ll give you a follow 📲 pic.twitter.com/gDtkgg239Q7:00 PM
Tommy Beer @TommyBeer
Which side says no?
Kings receive:
Julius Randle, Kemba Walker, Nerlens Noel, Deuce McBride, a future first-round pick and a pair of second-rounders
Knicks receive:
De’Aaron Fox and Marvin Bagley
Here’s 2,800 words on why it makes sense for both teams:
tommybeer.substack.com/p/julius-randl…6:39 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
It’s a double @FrontOfficeShow day taking you into the long weekend! In the first episode @Trevor_Lane and I talk Kings ready to sell, Raptors wanting Poeltl back, Blazer open to moving Powell and more. Subscribe and help us on the drive to 15K!
youtu.be/5vHNoVa8kxg6:08 PM
Houston Rockets @HoustonRockets
Taking on the Kings tonight! 🚀
⏰ 9:00 PM Tip-Off
📺 @ATTSportsNetSW
📻 @SportsTalk790 / En Español KLAT 1010AM pic.twitter.com/wBGgJ8a1T76:00 PM

James Ham @James_HamNBA
Sacramento has assigned Jahmi’us Ramsey to the team’s NBA G League affiliate, the Stockton Kings. – 5:40 PM
De’Aaron Fox @swipathefox
The Fox NFT Family is off the charts! Mad love from everyone. Only have less than 200 remaining. Lets sell this out & go crazy at the reveal tomorrow night! 🚨🦊
https://t.co/adq4DvkxEi pic.twitter.com/ikdHmeEujT4:59 PM

Houston Rockets @HoustonRockets
guess who’s back tonight… 😏 pic.twitter.com/7Ri51nUVrI4:45 PM

Peter Vecsey @PeterVecsey1
This just in: Immediately after the expiration of the child tax credit, Tristan Thompson declared bankruptcy. – 4:32 PM
Sacramento Kings @SacramentoKings
it’s game day 😎  
Take a look back at the last time the Kings played the Rockets ⤵️ pic.twitter.com/3h8JtdCvCp4:04 PM

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