The Houston Rockets looked uninspired during the first half of its matchup with the Sacramento Kings and trail 51-42 at halftime. Houston is lucky to only be down nine points after shooting just 34 percent in the first half while committing 10 turnovers. The Rockets fell behind big early but slowly were able to chip away at the Kings' lead to close the half.
Patrick Patterson provided a spark off the bench for the Rockets with 10 points. Courtney Lee has nine and Chase Budinger seven for Houston. Luis Scola and Marcus Camby grabbed six boards each in the first half.
DeMarcus Cousins leads all scorers with 16 points and seven rebounds. Marcus Thornton chipped in 14 points while Tyreke Evans has six points and five steals in the first half.