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January 13, 2012
In-game blog: Kings at Rockets

FINAL
Rockets 103, Kings 89

HOUSTON - The Kings never recovered from their bad third quarter and lost the third game of their five-game road trip.

Sacramento (4-8) got 29 points, six rebounds and five assists from Tyreke Evans but the rest of the starting lineup added little, combining for 20 points.

Meanwhile all five Rockets' starters scored in double figures. Kyle Lowry had 25 points, nine rebound and seven assists. Samuel Dalembert had 21 points, 16 rebounds four blocked shots. Luis Scola added 21 points and 11 rebounds.

Houston (4-7) outrebounded the Kings 55-36.

The Kings play at Dallas Saturday night.


THIRD QUARTER
Rockets 81, Kings 72

HOUSTON - The Rockets began the third on a 10-2 run to take control of the game. Kyle Lowry led Houston with nine of his 17 points coming in the third. Lowry also has eight assists and six rebounds.

Samuel Dalembert continues to play like he's sending a message to Kings management for not making him a bigger priority in free agency. He has 17 points, 12 rebounds and four blocked shots.

Tyreke Evans has 23 points and five assists for the Kings but hasn't gotten much help from the other starters. Evans is shooting 10-of-17 while the rest of the starters are shooting 8-for-25.

HALFTIME
Kings 52, Rocket 50

HOUSTON - Tyreke Evans and some good play from the bench is keeping the Kings in the lead.

Evans has 17 points and three assists. After making 7-of-22 shots Wednesday in Toronto, Evans has started off shooting 8-of-11.

Donte' Greene and Francisco Garcia each have nine points off the bench for the Kings.

The Kings have 15 points off nine Rockets' turnovers.

Luis Scola has kept the Rockets in the game with 15 points. Center Samuel Dalembert has looked good in his first game against the Kings since signing with the Rockets before the season.

Dalembert has 10 points, eight rebounds and two blocked shots.

FIRST QUARTER
Kings 28, Rocket 26

HOUSTON - The Kings trailed by as many as 10 points but behind Tyreke Evans hot start, the Kings rallied to take the lead with a 14-2 run.

Evans has 13 points, as the Kings overcame a 4-of-12 start from the field to shoot 57.1 percent (12-of-21).

Luis Scola leads Houston with seven points. The Rockets shot 52.4 percent in the quarter.



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