Showdown in Houston when Kings battle Rockets

James Harden leads the Rockets in scoring, averaging 25.2 ppg. this season.
Houston, TX ( - Two Western powers collide Wednesday as the Houston Rockets welcome the Sacramento Kings to the Toyota Center. Houston is second in opponents' scoring at 91.7 ppg and posted a second straight win with Monday's 91-86 triumph versus New York. James Harden scored 36 points on 11-of-22 shooting and made 7-of-12 3-pointers, while Donatas Motiejunas ended with 13 points and eight rebounds. Sacramento has won three in a row and four of its last five games, and improved to 2-0 on a four-game road trip with Tuesday's 99-89 victory over Anthony Davis and the New Orleans Pelicans. The Kings and Rockets split four meetings last season, and Houston has dominated the series in recent years with an 11-4 mark over the previous 15 encounters. Sacramento has lost 11 of the last 14 trips to Space City.  Full Story

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