After scoring 64 points in the first half, the Sacramento kings could only muster 30 in the second and fell to the Houston Rockets 94-106 Saturday night at the Toyota Center. The loss dropped the Kings to 3-3 on the season.
It was not so much a matter of great Houston defense, but more ragged Sacramento offense. The Kings shot just 39 percent from the field and dished out an embarrassing low 11 assists for the game.
It was truly hard to watch this team chuck up bad shot after bad shot throughout most of the night.
De’Aaron Fox led Sacramento with 23 points and four assists, while Harrison Barnes chipped in 19 points and seven rebounds. The Kings bench scored just six points for the game.
Houston was not much better, but they had a guy named John Wall who picked up the scoring load for the injured James Harden and dropped 28 on the Kings. Eric Gordan and Christian Wood combined for another 42 points.
DeMarcus Cousins played just 11 minutes and score two points, grabbed six boards, and had a couple blocks. It is truly sad to see how much he has fallen off. I can easily see how Houston could cut him and not miss a beat.
Sacramento closes out the three-game road trip [ with a match up with the Golden State Warriors on Monday night. It will be the second game of a back-to-back for GSW, so maybe the squad will catch them a little tired – or resting Steph curry?