Harden scored 15 of his points from the free-throw line and had 18 to his credit by the time the first quarter ended and sat out the fourth quarter of the Rockets' 10th win in their last 11 games.
Houston sped off to a 42-17 lead after one quarter. The Californians rallied in the second with 34 points, but Houston shot 56.9 percent from the field over the course of the game and kept the Kings at bay.
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