The Sacramento Kings are not nearly the same team without DeMarcus Cousins (sore Achilles). The Rockets were heavy favorites to win Friday night’s matchup between these teams and even their record on the young season (3-3).
James Harden took full advantage and had a monster night — 43 points on 23 shots, plus he dished out 13 assists. He looked like the Harden of last season again.
The Rockets got the win 116-110. Cousins is expected to return and try to get the Kings back on track Monday.