The Houston Rockets overcame a big first quarter deficit to come from behind to defeat the Sacramento Kings 113-106 in overtime. The Rockets got off to a putrid start trailing 24-8 at one point in the first quarter. However, Houston outscored the Kings 29-21 in the third and 14-7 in overtime to claim the victory.
Patrick Patterson led seven different Houston players in double figures with a career-high 24 points off the bench. Luis Scola added 18 points while Courtney Lee and Chandler Parsons added 16 points each. Goran Dragic scored 14 points and handed out 10 assists before leaving the game early in overtime with an ankle injury. Despite being signed about an hour before game time, Earl Boykins played 21 minutes and finished with 10 points and five assists.
DeMarcus Cousins had a huge game for the Kings finishing with 38 points and 14 rebounds. Marcus Thornton added 27 points and Tyreke Evans netted 12 in the loss.