Kyle Lowry scored 25 points for Houston on Friday, leading the Rockets to a 103-89 victory over Sacramento at Toyota Center.
Houston won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 8.5-point spread as favorites. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go UNDER the closing number of 200.5.
Houston got 21 points from Samuel Dalembert and another 21 points from Luis Scola. Kyle Lowry contributed 9 assists, while Samuel Dalembert cleaned the glass with 16 rebounds.
The Kings got a 27-point performance from Tyreke Evans, who was supported by 13 points from Isaiah Thomas. Tyreke Evans had 5 assists in a losing cause for Sacramento, while Donte Greene grabbed 8 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed Sacramento were victorious, as the score was 52-50 at the break.
Houston won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 55-36.
Next game, Houston takes its act home to face Portland looking for another win. For Sacramento, they head on the road to face Dallas.