Fox scores 30, Kings hand Rockets 14th straight loss 125-105


SACRAMENTO, Calif. — De’Aaron Fox had 30 points, nine assists and seven rebounds, and the Sacramento Kings sent the Houston Rockets to their 14th consecutive loss, 125-105 on Thursday night.

Buddy Hield added 20 points, seven assists and six rebounds for Sacramento, which had dropped 11 of 13 before the All-Star break. Harrison Barnes and Richaun Holmes each had 20 points and 11 rebounds.

Victor Oladipo had 23 points and eight assists but couldn’t help Houston end its longest losing streak in nearly two decades. Kevin Porter Jr. added 13 points and a career-best 10 assists.

The hard-luck Rockets, already without starters John Wall and P.J. Tucker, lost Eric Gordon to a possible groin injury midway through the third quarter. Gordon, who scored 17 points, had missed the previous two games with a left knee injury.

It’s been that kind of season for coach Stephen Silas’ team. The Rockets’ slump is their longest since losing 15 straight in 2001. Houston’s last win came Feb. 4 against Memphis.

Sacramento never trailed after a 15-0 run early in the second quarter. Fox and Barnes had six points apiece during the run.


Rockets: Tucker, who has started the last 216 games he’s played in for Houston, was a healthy scratch. … Center Justin Patton picked up his fourth foul with 6:47 left in the second quarter. … Porter limped off the court with an apparent injury to his left leg but returned before halftime. … Danuel House Jr. (bruised knee) did not play.

Kings: Sacramento hadn’t beaten Houston at home since April 11, 2018. … Fox scored 11 in the third quarter. … Sacramento was called for two shot clock violations in the second quarter.


Rockets: Visit the Jazz on Friday. Houston has won the last three in Utah.

Kings: Visit the Hawks on Saturday to begin a six-game road trip. Sacramento hasn’t lost in Atlanta since Nov. 15, 2017.


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