Mental and physical fatigue contribute to loss at Houston
Player of the game: Ryan Anderson made 6 of 12 3-point attempts and scored a game-high 25 points as the Houston Rockets trounced the Kings 105-83 on Tuesday night at Toyota Center. The Kings wound up 3-5 on their longest trip this season.
Turning point: Houston opened the second quarter with a 14-2 run and outscored the Kings 25-11 in the period. At halftime, Sacramento trailed 54-35, its second-lowest output in a half this season.
X-factor: The Kings, shooting 34.9 percent, didn’t generate the offense needed to keep up with the high-scoring Rockets.
Injuries: Kings guard Garrett Temple left in the third quarter because of a strained left hamstring.
Records: Kings 19-30; Rockets 36-16