The Houston Rockets continue to maintain their positive trend in the continued NBA game against the Sacramento Kings, Monday night, December 23, 2019, local time. Status as a guest at the Golden 1 Center, Sacramento, California, United States, did not make the Rockets shy. Appearing dominant from the start, the Rockets closed the game with a 113-104 victory.
As usual, James Harden became the Rockets top score and this time it also became the game’s top score. During 38 minutes on the field, James scored 34 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. He put 10/19 shots (53 percent) and 10/12 of free shots. His duet on the back court, Russell Westbrook, followed with 28 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists.
Outside of the two players, there are only two other Rockets players who touch two digit points. Clint Capela posted a double with 15 points and 14 rebounds while one of the closing names on the list was Danuel House Jr. with 14 points.
These results leave the Rockets untouched in their last four games. Mike D’Antoni’s foster children continue to follow the Denver Nuggets and Los Angeles Lakers in the top three Western Conference standings. The Rockets have recorded 21 wins and suffered nine losses.
Kings sent six names on the two-digit point printer. De’Aaron Fox became the most fertile with 31 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists despite playing only 36 minutes. Richaun Holmes became the second double player in the game with 12 points and 13 rebounds. The same number of points were booked by Trevor Ariza despite starting the game from the bench.
Marvin Bagley III added 11 points and 6 rebounds. Buddy Hield packed 10 points, 3 rebounds and 4 assists while Nemanja Bjelica closed the list with a similar points record, for 30 minutes coming off the bench.
If the Rockets win four games in a row, Kings actually lose four games in a row. The team that is synonymous with purple has now lost 18 of the 30 games that have been played. Luke Walton’s foster children must be content to sit in rank 10 with the note.
The Rockets will continue their California tour by visiting Golden State Warriors, the day after tomorrow, local time. While Kings will still survive in their cage to host the Minnesota Timberwolves, the day after.