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James Harden leads Rockets past Kings 116-110

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Player of the game: James Harden had 43 points and 13 assists as the Houston Rockets sent the Kings to their fourth consecutive loss, 116-110, Friday night at Sleep Train Arena.

Turning point: The Kings cut a 20-point deficit to 87-86, but the Rockets responded with a 9-0 run.

X-factor: Omri Casspi had a season-high 22 points as part of a second unit that kept the Kings in the game.

Records: Kings 1-5, Rockets 3-3.

Key injuries: DeMarcus Cousins missed his third straight game with a strained right Achilles’.

Jason Jones

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