Rockets Vs. Kings: Houston Wins Third Straight Game

The Houston Rockets are trending upward in the Western Conference standings and could be close to getting point guard Kyle Lowry back in the lineup.

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Rockets Vs. Kings Final Score: Houston Easily Gets Past Sacramento, 104-87

The Houston Rockets have now won their third straight game and are creating a little bit of breathing room in the Western Conference playoff race as they defeated the Sacramento Kings 104-87. The Rockets did slip a little bit in the third quarter and allowed Sacramento to make it a 10 point game, but in the fourth the Rockets responded and outscored the Kings by seven.

One key stat in this game was that the Rockets took 93 shots compared to the Kings who only took 69, so even though the Rockets shot 45 percent and the Kings shot 44 percent the Rockets made 42 shots compared to the Kings 30. That was the difference in the game.

It also helped that the Rockets had six players in double figures including Courtney Lee who had a team high 25 points by going 11-of-18 from the field and 3-of-5 from three-point range. The win puts the Rockets at the No. 6 spot in the Western Conference playoff race.

The Rockets also saw the return of Kyle Lowry who has been out with a bacterial infection and in his return he played 18 minutes and scored one point to go along with seven assists.

For more on this game Rockets fans should check out The Dream Shake and Kings fans should visit Sactown Royalty. For more news and notes from around NBA head over to SB Nation's NBA Basketball page.

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Rockets Vs. Kings Halftime Score: Houston In Control Over Sacramento, Lead 58-43

At the half the Houston Rockets are cruising along what looks to be their third straight game as the are leading the Sacramento Kings 58-43 at the half. Guard Kyle Lowry did make his first appearance after missing a month with a bacterial infection and he came off the bench to play five first half minutes and has a single assist so far.

Leading the way for the Rockets is the hot shooting Courtney Lee who has 19 points on 8-of-11 from the field and 3-of-4 from three-point range. He is the only Houston player in double figures.

The Rockets got off to a hot start by beginning the game with a 12-4 run before extending that lead 32-21 at the end of the first quarter and have not trailed at all in this game.

The Kings have had trouble scoring tonight as they are shooting 47 percent from the field and only 11-of-19 from three-point range. The leading scorer for the Kings is Terrence Williams who has nine points.

For more on this game Rockets fans should check out The Dream Shake and Kings fans should visit Sactown Royalty. For more news and notes from around NBA head over to SB Nation's NBA Basketball page.

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The Houston Rockets are trending upward in the Western Conference standings and could be close to getting point guard Kyle Lowry back in the lineup.

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Kyle Lowry Injury Update: Rockets Guard Could Return On Sunday Night

The Houston Rockets thought they were going to be without starting guard Kyle Lowry who has been out for a month with a bacterial infection could could return to the lineup Sunday night against the Sacramento Kings. Lowry has been going through walk-throughs and shoot arounds this past weekend, but head coach Kevin McHale is not certain about Lowry's status.

The practices that Lowry has participated in have been really light so it is not known what type of shape Lowry is even in, and the next practice the Rockets have is after the current road trip on Thursday.

Basically not much more is known on Lowry's status, he could play Sunday against Sacramento, Monday against the Portland Trail Blazers, at home against the Utah Jazz or sit out the season as originally planned.

Lowry's status is obviously improving if there is discussion of him coming back in the lineup, but the question now is when will he get back in the lineup.

Read more about the Rockets at The Dream Shake.

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