The Houston Rockets face the Sacramento Kings in the NBA League at the Toyota Center on Saturday night, with Rockets aiming to extend their four game home winning streak and Kings hoping to win this game in order to stay in the play-off race.
Rockets defeated Nuggets 112-85 at home in their previous contest Thursday night. Kings came into this game with a 121-118 road loss against Pelicans on Thursday night.
Rockets were down by 3 points over Nuggets in the opening quarter, but finished the second quarter strongly with 40-19 score. The 18 point lead was enough to keep Nuggets at bay for the whole game. James Harden led the Rockets with 38 points and six assists. Clint Capela scored 17 points and Eric Gordon added with 18 points.
The Kings trailed by four against Pelicans in the opening quarter and cut their deficit to two points in the second quarter. The Pelicans increased their lead to 5 points and held off the Kings in the fourth for the win. Buddy Hield led the Kings with 27 points. De’Aaron Fox contributed 25 points and Willie Cauley-Stein added 18 points.
Houston Rockets vs Sacramento Kings Preview and Prediction
The Houston Rockets are in superb form this season, winning 15 of their last 18 games, including four straight wins at home and eight out of nine wins on the road. The club have sealed a berth in the NBA 2019 playoffs despite the worst start to the season. The Rockets are placed fourth in the Western Conference, sitting two game ahead the Jazz and only a half game behind the Blazers for third spot in the West.
The Sacramento Kings are in a bad shape this season, but the club has performed exceptionally well in the last few days, winning four out of their last six games. The Kings are placed ninth in the Western Conference standings and are almost on the brink of elimination, sitting 6.5 games behind San Antonio with seven games to play.
Kings are undoubtedly a dangerous side on their day, but the team appears weak for the strong squad Rockets here. We expect Rockets will win with a good margin.
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