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Kings can’t stop the 3s as Rockets hit 22 from deep in rout

Kings can't slow down hot-shooting Rockets

Kings coach Dave Joerger recaps Wednesday's loss to Houston.
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Kings coach Dave Joerger recaps Wednesday's loss to Houston.

Player of the game: Houston guard James Harden registered his fifth triple-double of the season with 15 points, 11 rebounds and 14 assists as the Houston Rockets downed the shorthanded Kings, 132-98, Wednesday night at Toyota Center. The Rockets made 22 3-pointers, one shy of tying the NBA record for most 3s made in a regular-season game. DeMarcus Cousins sat out to rest.

Turning point: The Kings led 5-2 early, but the Rockets took command with a 19-5 run.

X-factor: Stopping the 3-point shot remains a major problem for the Kings. The Rockets have exploited it in both wins against the Kings. They attempted an NBA-record 50 3s last month in Sacramento.

Injuries: Rudy Gay (strained right hip flexor) and Ben McLemore (left quad contusion) were out for the Kings.

Records: Kings 9-16; Rockets 19-7

Jason Jones

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