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Sun Herald Oct 19, 2017

Harden, Houston spoil another opener, win 105-100 at Kings

James Harden had 27 points and nine assists, and the Houston Rockets made it a perfect two-game road trip to start the season despite playing this one without Chris Paul, …
Sactown Royalty Oct 19, 2017
Kings 100, Rockets 105: What a way to start the season

Kings 100, Rockets 105: What a way to start the season

A really fun game capped by one of the more confusing things I’ve ever seen What a way to start the season. The Sacramento Kings fell to the Houston Rockets 105-100, in what was an incredibly fun game capped off by one of the most frustrating and confusing sequences I’ve ever seen. Let’s start with the end. The Kings were trying to make a late run at the Rockets. The ball was inbounded to Eric Gordon, with George Hill defending. The ball goes out of bounds, seemingly off Eric Gordon’s hands. The call on the floor is Kings ball, but it will be reviewed. The refs come back from review...
The Dream Shake Oct 19, 2017
No Chris Paul, no problem: Houston beats Sacramento 105-100

No Chris Paul, no problem: Houston beats Sacramento 105-100

Houston improves to 2-0 on the young season. It wasn’t pretty, but the Rockets cranked out another victory and spoiled the Sacramento home opener, beating the Kings 105-100 Wednesday night. Despite Chris Paul sitting with an ankle injury and a poor shooting night, the Rockets were resilient and found a way to win anyway. Eric Gordon got the start for CP3 tonight, and he was amazingly effective despite a rough three-point shot. He scored 25 points tonight and his +12 lead the team tonight. The team just looks better with Gordon out there. He’s another shot creator and takes a lot of...
The Dream Shake Oct 18, 2017
Rockets’ Chris Paul to sit out against Kings

Rockets’ Chris Paul to sit out against Kings

Chris Paul couldn’t finish the Warriors game and now he’ll take a rest. The NBA season is only two games old but Houston Rockets guard Chris Paul is taking a day off. Paul will sit out Thursday's game in Sacramento against the Kings with a bruised knee, reports the Houston Chronicle’s Chris Paul. Rockets G Chris Paul will sit out tonight vs. the Kings with a bruised left knee.— Jonathan Feigen (@Jonathan_Feigen) October 19, 2017 Paul, 32, was clearly hobbled in the Rocket’s opening night victory over the Golden State Warriors. He was not on the floor for much of the fourth...
NBA Oct 18, 2017

Houston Rockets rule out Chris Paul for tonight's game vs. Sacramento Kings

Houston Rockets guard Chris Paul has been ruled out of Wednesday night's game against the Sacramento Kings with a bruised left knee.
The Dream Shake Oct 18, 2017
Game thread: Rockets at Kings

Game thread: Rockets at Kings

Didn’t the league try to cut down on back to backs? After last night’s thrilling victory, the Good Guys are back at it again tonight with a tune-up with the young, vibrant Sacramento Kings. Houston is looking to build off of a win as Sacramento is looking to start off the season on the right track, but as AK mentioned in his preview, this is a rebuilding team, and tonight we will see the Sacramento debut of the league’s oldest player in Vince Carter and the debut of one of the exciting, youngest players: Houston native De’Aaron Fox. Another exciting veteran the Kings acquired is...
Sactown Royalty Oct 18, 2017
Have a question for Buddy Hield?

Have a question for Buddy Hield?

Want to ask Buddy Hield a question? Leave it in this thread and it may get answered tonight after the Kings take on the Houston Rockets. Question of the Game is back! The Question of the Game thread allows Str readers to pose a question for a particular player during a home game. Based on which question gets the highest number of recs (and the reasonableness of the question), Sactown Royalty will track the player down and ask them that question during the postgame. The answer will then be posted right here in the thread. Today's question will be for shooting guard Buddy Hield. Hield played...
Sactown Royalty Oct 18, 2017
Kings vs. Rockets Fan Predictions

Kings vs. Rockets Fan Predictions

Let us know your predictions for tonight’s game! Below are a series of prediction questions for today’s game. The first four questions will be asked every game, while the 5th will change each game. Point value for predictions are listed next to the questions. If you believe that more than one player will lead a category, you can vote for multiple players, and this is worth double points if you are correct, but zero if you are wrong. Alternately, if you only guess one player when multiple players are tied, you get zero points. All submissions must be input before tip-off. Any submissions...
Sactown Royalty Oct 18, 2017
Kings vs. Rockets Preview: The NBA is Back!

Kings vs. Rockets Preview: The NBA is Back!

In the first game of the regular season, the Kings square off against the high powered Houston Rockets! Most NBA seasons begin with some sort of congratulations extended to you; the doldrums of the off-season slowly wore you down, but they didn’t break you! Though like almost everything that has happened in 2017, this offseason defied all expectation and gave us the most thoroughly dramatic spread of dead time in NBA history. The West somehow got deeper and loaded up on even more superstar talent, the East... the East got Gordon Hayward for six minutes (seriously though, get well soon...
The Dream Shake Oct 18, 2017
Houston Rockets vs. Sacramento Kings game preview

Houston Rockets vs. Sacramento Kings game preview

Full disclosure: I am writing this preview during the first quarter of the Rockets-Warriors game because it’s late. If something crazy happens in that game (unlikely), that’s why I am not making mention of that occurrence. The Sacramento Kings blew it up. They traded Demarcus Cousins for Buddy Hield and a first-round pick and then ended the year by letting their young guys tank play. It was a successful strategy. The Kings learned that Willie Cauley-Stein has a real place in the NBA. They discovered that Skal Labissiere had potential. Then they drafted De’Aaron Fox, Justin Jackson,...
Sactown Royalty Oct 17, 2017
NBA Tip Off Open Thread

NBA Tip Off Open Thread

The NBA is back! The NBA is back! The Sacramento Kings won’t tip off until Wednesday night, but the league kicks off the new season tonight. We’ve got just two games on the slate, but they should both be pretty good games. Boston Celtics at Cleveland Cavaliers5 PM PTTNT Kyrie Irving leads the Celtics against his old team, what an amazing way to kick off the new year after a summer of drama around Kyrie and LeBron James. We also get to see Dwyane Wade reunited with LeBron, Gordon Hayward as a Celtic, and plenty of other old faces in new places. Houston Rockets at Golden State...

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  • Harden, Houston spoil another opener, win 105-100 at Kings The Associated Press

Featured Players

  • 1 Chris Paul

    Chris Paul

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  • 1 Buddy Hield

    Buddy Hield

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  • Gordon Hayward

    Gordon Hayward

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  • Eric Gordon

    Eric Gordon

    NBA admits George Hill didn’t foul Eric Gordon