Houston plays conference rival Sacramento

Sacramento Kings (3-2, fourth in the Western Conference) vs. Houston Rockets (1-2, 11th in the Western Conference)

Houston; Saturday, 5 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: De’Aaron Fox and the Sacramento Kings take on James Harden and the Houston Rockets in Western Conference action.

Houston finished 44-28 overall and 24-12 at home during the 2019-20 season. The Rockets shot 45.1% from the field and 34.5% from 3-point range last season.

Sacramento finished 31-41 overall and 23-23 in Western Conference play a season ago. The Kings averaged 110.1 points per game while shooting 46.2% from the field and 36.4% from 3-point range last season.

Houston and Sacramento square off for the second time this season. The Rockets won 122-119 in the previous meeting between these two teams on Dec. 31. Harden led Houston with 33 points, six rebounds and eight assists, and Harrison Barnes led Sacramento with 24 points and eight rebounds.

INJURIES: Rockets: Mason Jones: out (right ankle), Kenyon Martin Jr.: out (self isolating), Ben McLemore: out (self isolating), Chris Clemons: out for season (achilles).

Kings: DaQuan Jeffries: out (left ankle).

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