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In Rajon Rondo’s absence, Darren Collison leads Kings to third straight win

Player of the game: Darren Collison had 14 points, 13 assists and seven rebounds while starting in place of suspended point guard Rajon Rondo, leading the Kings to their third win in a row, 107-97, Tuesday night at Sleep Train Arena.

Turning point: The Kings opened the fourth quarter on an 11-4 run and went ahead 93-84 to stop what looked like a James Harden-led comeback after the Rockets’ star closed the third quarter strong.

X-factor: The Kings shot 50.7 percent to help overcome a season-high 29 turnovers.

Records: Kings 10-15, Rockets 12-14

Key injuries: Willie Cauley-Stein (dislocated finger) remains out for the Kings.

Jason Jones

Coach George Karl and players DeMarcus Cousins, Darren Collison and Rudy Gay reactions to victory against Rockets.

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