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Sleep Train Arena will host a meeting between the Houston Rockets (107.7 PPG), the NBA's top scoring team, and the Sacramento Kings. Through a quarter of the season, the Kings are nine games below .500 and currently hold a 6-15 record. They have really struggled lately, resulting in a record of 2-8 over their last 10 games. As for the Rockets, they should be taken notice of the rest of the season, entering the game with a 16-8 record. This game has a start time of 6:00 pm EST and it will be covered by CSN-HOU and CSN-CA.

The Kings are regrouping after their loss to the Suns, 116-107. Rudy Gay had one of the best performances for the Kings, scoring 24 points while adding 2 blocks and 1 steal. Meanwhile, the Rockets are coming off a win over the Warriors, 116-112. Chandler Parsons stood out, registering 23 points, 3 steals and 3 assists.

Sacramento should be expected to protect the ball well in this contest. They rank fourth in the NBA at avoiding errors (TO% of 13.7%). Meanwhile, Houston forces the fifth-fewest turnovers in the league (15.0%). Moreover, the Rockets rank third in eFG% at 53.7%, whereas the bottom-tier field-goal defense of the Kings places 28th with opponents connecting at a clip of 52.0%.

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