In front of a fired-up crowd for the second straight night on Sunday, the Sacramento Kings got a late fourth-quarter comeback to beat the Houston Rockets by a score of 117-111.
Patrick Patterson hit a three-pointer with just under six minutes to play to give Houston a 100-94 lead, but then diminutive point guard Isaiah Thomas took over.
I.T., who entered the final period with just six points, scored eight quick ones in the next three minutes to put Sacramento ahead 108-105. He finished with 23 points, and the Kings hit their free throws down the stretch to move to 19-33 overall and 14-12 at home.
James Harden scored 30 points on 10-of-20 shooting, but the Rockets dropped to 28-25 with the disappointing loss.
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Player of the Game: Isaiah Thomas
John Salmons had 23 points and six assists, DeMarcus Cousins had 20 and seven rebounds and even Francisco Garcia and Chuck Hayes made important contributions from the bench.
But Thomas won this game for the Kings down the stretch.
In addition to scoring 17 fourth-quarter points and completely putting the team on his back in the final period, Thomas finished with 23 points, six assists, two steals and hit all 13 of his free throws.
The young stick of dynamite also finished with a plus/minus of plus-eight as he continues to cement his spot as the Kings' primary point guard.
Up Next for Houston
The Rockets continue their trip down the state of California when they head to Golden State to take on the Warriors on Tuesday night.
Up Next for Sacramento
The Kings, now winners of two straight, take to the road to battle the Memphis Grizzlies on Tuesday night.