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Preview: Houston Rockets At Sacramento Kings


Your 38-18 Houston Rockets travel to Sacramento tonight for a date with the 20-36 Kings. The Kings are coming off a 109-95 road win over the Denver Nuggets on Sunday. The Rockets also had a road win on Sunday, beating the Phoenix Suns 115-112 in a nail bitter. So far this year the Kings have the Rockets number leading the seasons series 2-1. Houston won the last meeting in January at the Toyota Center 119-98. Tip-off is at 9:00 PM and can be seen on CSN Houston.  Checkout Houston ticket broker MyTicketIn for tickets to the game.

The Matchups

Point Guard: Patrick Beverley v.s. Isaiah Thomas 

5’9″ Isaiah Thomas has been a stud for Sac town this season, averaging a career high 20.6 PPG and 6.4 APG.

Edge: Kings

Shooting Guard: James Harden v.s. Ben McLemore

Harden has scored 24, 25, and 38 points vs Sacramento this year. McLemore has scored 11, 13, and 4 this season vs Houston. Expect a big game from the beard.

Edge: Rockets

Small Forward: Chandler Parsons v.s. Rudy Gay 

Rudy has been hot since the all-star break. Coming off a 32 point 11 rebound night on Saturday, Rudy is going to have Mr. Parsons busy all night.

Edge: Kings

Power Forward: Terrence Jones v.s. Jason Thompson

Jones missed the last match-up with Sacramento due to a thigh injury. Thompson has been a inconsistent player all season.

Edge: Rockets

Center: Dwight Howard v.s. DeMarcus Cousins

Cousins was a thorn in the Rockets side during the first two meetings. He was limited in the last match-up due to a injury. In the month of February D12 is averaging 23.1 PPG, 13.4 RPG, and 2.8 BLK. Get your popcorn ready and enjoy watching the two best centers in the west go at it!

Edge: Even

Bench

Rockets – Jeremy Lin, Omri CasspiDonatas MotiejunasFrancisco GarciaOmer AsikJordan Hamilton, Isaiah Canaan, Greg Smith

Kings – Derrick Williams, Carl Landry, Reggie Evans, Quincy Acy, Travis Outlaw, Aaron Gray, Ray McCallum

Edge: Rockets

Injuries 

Rockets – All players are good to go!

Kings – Jason Terry (OUT)

Prediction - Rockets are looking to finish this road trip out with a bang. Expect a competitive first half and then a dominant performance by the Rockets in the second half. Rockets win 115-97.

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