[Guide] News on April 2, The Rockets defeated the Kings 115-111 at home, and the Kings won the 3 games this season
The game continued to show that the Rockets opened the score and were quickly counterattacked by the Kings, so many players played wonderful statistics-Harden scored a career-high 51 points, scored 8 three-pointers and tied the career record; returned from injury
Terrence Jones’ 7 blocked shots set a career high; Cousins scored 24 points, 21 rebounds, 10 assists, 6 blocks and 3 steals for the Kings, averaging career records in assists and blocks.
Rockets beat Kings 115-111
Game review: Harden beats Cousins, Rockets capture Kings
Jones, who came back from injury, blocked the old Rockets player Cassieby consecutively at the beginning of the game. The Kings only made 1 of the first 7 shots. Harden assisted Dorsey and Jones to dunk and then scored a three-pointer. The Rockets started 13-3.
Since then, the Kings have formed an efficient situation with 8 waves of offense and 6 points increase. At the end of the first quarter, the point difference was once narrowed to 1 point.
The Rockets ended the first quarter with a 13-4 offensive, leading 35-25.
Harden scored 16 points and 4 assists in a single quarter, and made all 3 three-pointers.
The Rockets scored 6 three-pointers in the first quarter, and Trevor Ariza hit three more three-pointers in the early part of the second quarter. In the defense, Capela and Smith sent consecutive blocks, and the Rockets opened the score to 46-27.
Cousins regained his strength after showing a dejected expression. His all-round performance of strong hits, assists, and blocks led the Kings to form a 24-8 counterattack. Although Harden returned to the court and made long-range shots, the Kings will still score.
The difference was reduced to 3 points.
The Rockets led 58-55 at halftime.
Cousins had 11 points, 9 rebounds, 6 assists and 5 blocks in the half.
Jones also sent 5 blocked shots.
Entering the third quarter, Jones and Cousins scored one after another to lead to the clues of the confrontation—Jones blocked Cousins’ strong attack, and Jones was also blocked by Landry when he was rushing to the basket in a fast break;
, Jones jumped on the back of Cousins’s scramble to rub against the gunpowder, Cousins turned and knocked Jones away, Jones also pushed Landry away who was trying to fight, Jones and Landry both received technical fouls.
In the latter part of the third quarter, Harden played three-pointers, long-range shots, and fast-break dunks. The Rockets opened the score with a 19-5 offensive.
Harden scored another 17 points in a single quarter, and the Rockets led 97-86 at the end of the third quarter.
In the final quarter, Cousins led the Kings to catch up to 102-104 with blocked shots and steals.
After Harden returned to the court, he was intercepted by Cassiepi, but Harden still completed an 8-0 offensive with long-range shots and sprints. The Rockets led 112-102 in the last 4 minutes.
After the Kings chased another 5 points in a row, Harden made 2 free throws and broke the record of 50 points in his career.
In the last minute of the game, the point difference narrowed to 4 points, but the Kings were unable to counterattack again. Harden also missed 2 free throws at the last moment and missed the opportunity to continue to break the record.
In the end, the Rockets defeated the Kings 115-111.
Rockets: Dorsey, Terrence Jones, Ariza, Harden, Terry
Kings: Cousins, Landry, Cassiebe, Ben McLemore, Ray McCallum