“It starts with our two All-Stars," Kings coach Mike Brown said about Sabonis and De'Aaron Fox.
“We feel like we’re a good team, but we feel like we can be a whole lot better than we are," Fox said. "It’s good. I’m happy that we aren’t lower, but I feel like we can be better. We have a long way to go.”
Alperen Sengün became the youngest center in NBA history with a triple-double. The 20-year-old finished with 10 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists for Houston (10-31).
“It was a great moment for me,” Sengün said. “Appreciate my whole team.”
“It was a combination of missing good and open shots,” Rockets coach Stephen Silas said about the final quarter. “And then not doing what we needed on the defensive end. … We have to figure out a way to close these games.”
Rockets: Garrison Matthews received a flagrant foul with 2:09 remaining in the third quarter. … G Kevin Porter Jr. exited after 10 minutes with a bruised left foot. ... Houston is 4-17 on the road.
The teams finish a two-game series Friday night with another game in Sacramento.
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