NBA Preview from The Sports Network
Saturday, December 1st (All times eastern)
Houston Rockets (9-8) at Sacramento Kings (5-10), 10 p.m.
(Sports Network) - The Houston Rockets will close out a four-game road trip this evening against the Sacramento Kings at ARCO Arena.
Houston is 2-1 so far on the trip, but had a three-game winning streak come to an end with Thursday's 113-94 loss to the Golden State Warriors at ORACLE Arena.
Mike James scored a season-high 19 points to lead the Rockets, as Houston stars Tracy McGrady and Yao Ming both had cold nights. McGrady shot 5-of-14 and scored 11 points, while Yao was 4-of-12 and posted a season-low 10 points. Bonzi Wells scored 13 for Houston, which is 5-5 as the guest this season.
The Kings, meanwhile, have lost four of their last five games and fell to 1-1 on a five-game homestand after Wednesday's 103-96 setback to the Warriors.
Kevin Martin scored 28 points and Ron Artest had 21 and nine rebounds for the Kings, who are 5-3 at ARCO Arena this season. Beno Udrih added 16 points and Brad Miller finished with 10 and 18 boards in a losing cause.
Sacramento will also host Utah and the Los Angeles Clippers on the stand. In injury news for the Kings, forward Shareef Abdur-Rahim is questionable for Saturday's game with a sore right knee.
Artest (personal) and forward Kenny Thomas (flu) are both questionable tonight against Houston.
Houston went 3-0 against the Kings last season and has won six of the last eight matchups in the series.
The Rockets have won two in a row and four of their last five at Sacramento.
12/01 10:42:43 ET