Posted on April 9, 2012 at 8:28 AM
Monday, Apr 9 at 8:58 AM
SACRAMENTO, Calif.—Courtney Lee scored 19 of his 25 points in the first half, leading the Houston Rockets to a 104-87 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Sunday night.
Goran Dragic had 15 points and nine assists and Chase Budinger also scored 15 as Houston won its third straight and fourth of the last five.
Terrence Williams had a season-high 21 points and eight rebounds for the Kings, losers of four straight and nine of 11. Rookie guard Jimmer Fredette made three 3-pointers and finished with 17 points in a season-high 37 minutes.
After the Kigns cut a 22-point deficit to 10 in the third quarter, the Rockets pulled away in the fourth. Budinger, who scored 10 points in the final quarter, made a runner and followed with a 3-pointer to put Houston ahead 93-74 with 4:02 remaining.