HOUSTON – The Kings could not overcome their own mistakes in seeing their three-game winning streak end with a 102-89 loss to the Houston Rockets Wednesday night at Toyota Center.
The Kings committed 21 turnovers that led to 32 points for the Rockets. Houston had only four turnovers.
The Kings fell behind by as many as 22 in the first half and managed to cut the deficit to one in the third quarter but were held off by the hot shooting of Isaiah Canaan, who scored 14 of his 24 points in the third quarter.
James Harden shot 10-for-31 to finish with 26 points, seven rebounds and eight assists for Houston (12-3), which played without starters Dwight Howard, Patrick Beverley and Terrence Jones.
DeMarcus Cousins led the Kings (9-6) with 29 points, 17 rebounds and six assists.