Sacramento hosts conference foe Houston
Houston Rockets (12-31, 15th in the Western Conference) vs. Sacramento Kings (17-27, 11th in the Western Conference)
Sacramento, California; Friday, 10 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Christian Wood and the Houston Rockets take on De’Aaron Fox and the Sacramento Kings in Western Conference action Friday.
The Kings have gone 12-19 against Western Conference opponents. Sacramento is 5-16 in games decided by 10 or more points.
The Rockets are 5-17 in Western Conference play. Houston allows the most points in the Western Conference, giving up 116.6 points while allowing opponents to shoot 46.9%.
TOP PERFORMERS: Fox is averaging 20.9 points and 5.1 assists for the Kings. Tyrese Haliburton is averaging 15.9 points over the last 10 games for Sacramento.
Wood is shooting 47.8% and averaging 17.2 points for the Rockets. Eric Gordon is averaging 2.6 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Houston.
LAST 10 GAMES: Kings: 4-6, averaging 107.1 points, 44.0 rebounds, 23.7 assists, 5.8 steals and 3.9 blocks per game while shooting 45.6% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 110.9 points per game.
Rockets: 2-8, averaging 111.8 points, 41.8 rebounds, 21.4 assists, 7.8 steals and 4.7 blocks per game while shooting 45.4% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 124.9 points.
INJURIES: Kings: Richaun Holmes: out (health protocols), Tristan Thompson: out (quad), Damian Jones: out (health and safety protocols).
Rockets: Alperen Sengun: out (ankle).