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Kings- Rockets: Houston Cruises To 107-96 Win

Jason ColdironCorrespondent IDecember 19, 2008

Tonight the Sacramento Kings (7-19) visited the Houston Rockets (16-9).

Sacramento came in with a record of just 2-10 in road games this season. This was their third game under interim Head Coach Kenny Natt.

For the Rockets, the story was Ron Artest accepting his new role as sixth man. This was his second game coming off the bench, with Shane Battier starting at the wing position.

The Rockets benefitted from a balanced attack tonight.

For the Rockets, Yao Min had 30 points, Scola had 23, and Tracy McGrady had 18. Aaron Brooks added 10, Ron Artest had nine, Carl Landry had nine, and Shane Battier had eight. Everyone was involved.

The game was never in doubt, as the Kings were out-gunned and over-matched tonight.

The Kings were led by John Salmons and his 26 points.

The Kings will play at New Orleans tomorrow night.


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