Feb 23, 2014; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard (12) guards Phoenix Suns shooting guard Goran Dragic (1) during the first half at US Airways Center. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Rockets’ Dwight Howard leaves game against Kings


Dwight Howard left today’s game against the Sacramento Kings.

Howard and DeMarcus Cousins banged knees during the first quarter of the game.

Cousins was able to stay in while Howard headed to the locker room.

The injury isn’t expected to be serious, but with the Houston Rockets currently leading 42-17 at the end of the first quarter, it would be safe to say that the Rockets won’t rush back their franchise center.

Howard was in line for a big game, as he had 5 points, 7 rebounds, and 1 block in just 8 first quarter minutes.

The Rockets are on the first end of a back-to-back tonight. They’ll be in Los Angeles to face the Los Angeles Clippers Wednesday night.

Howard is averaging 18.8 points, 12.6 rebounds, and 1.9 blocks in his first year with the Rockets.

If the Rockets hang on tonight against the Kings, they’ll have a one game lead on the 4th seeded Clippers.

The Rockets will be hopeful they’ll have their anchor down low against Lob City Wednesday night.

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