Sac Kings game wrap: Kings Fox scores 30 in 125-105 win over Rockets

Houston Rockets center Justin Patton (26) desperately looks for some day light against Sacramento Kings center Richaun Holmes (22) on Thu Mar 11, 2021 at Golden One Arena in Sacramento (AP News photo)

By Jeremiah Salmonson

The Sacramento Kings were back in action on Thursday night and took a crucial game for the win at Golden One Center in Sacramento 125-105 against the visiting Houston Rockets.

Flashback to Mar 4th: The Kings had a week long break as the NBA took a week long hiatus to celebrate the best players in the league. In the Kings last game before the All Star break, they played the Portland Trail Blazers. When the Kings played the Trail Blazers a week ago, the Kings put up a fight. The Kings displayed more defense in the game against the Trail Blazers but it ultimately wasn’t enough to stop Damian Lillard. Lillard scored 44 points and put on a show against the Kings. The Kings weren’t able to get a win heading into the All Star break losing 123-119.

Thursday game recap: The Kings would be looking to get the second half off to a good start against a struggling Houston Rockets team on Thursday. The Rockets had lost 13 straight games coming into Sacramento and the Kings were looking to take advantage. Tip off was set for 7 PM PST in Sacramento.

In the first half, The Kings handed it to the Rockets. The first quarter was close with the Kings out scoring the Rockets 35-33 as neither team played any defense. However, the Kings turned it on in the second quarter.

The Kings managed to outscore the Rockets 30-18 in a very lopsided quarter that saw the Kings finish the half with a 14 point 65-51 lead. The Kings had to feel confident going into the second half against a struggling team.

In the second half, Houston kept the Kings within reach in the third quarter. Houston and Sacramento both scored 30 points in the third as the Kings would take their same lead at halftime into the final quarter up 95-81.

In the fourth, the Kings sealed the deal. The Kings outscored the Rockets 30-24 in the final quarter to hand the Rockets their 14th straight loss. For the Kings it was an encouraging sign.

They managed to get a win coming out of the All Star break against a very poor team. Leading the way for the Kings in victory was De’Aaron Fox who had 30 points as Victor Oladipo led the way for the Rockets with 23 points. The Kings will look to keep the momentum heading into their next game.

Up Next: The Kings will head on the road to take on the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday at 4:30 PM PST in Atlanta.



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