The Sacramento Kings visited the Houston Rockets on Friday night in search of their second straight win and their second road win of the season. When all was said and done, however, the Kings had lost the game by a final score of 103-89 and dropped to 1-5 on the road. they now hold a 4-8 record on the season.
Sacramento kept pace with the Rockets throughout the first half, even holding a 52-50 lead heading into halftime. A big third quarter by the Rockets seemed to sap the will of the Sacramento team, as they wilted in the third and fourth quarters en route to the loss.
Tyreke Evans had a huge game for the Kings, leading all scorers with 27 points. He also picked up six rebounds and five assists in 42 minutes on the floor. Isaiah Thomas scored 13 points for Sacramento. Francisco Garcia and Donte Greene each contributed 11 points, with Greene also adding eight rebounds.