Earl Boykins immediately helps Rockets win
Patterson leads Rockets over Kings 113-106 in OT
The AP reports: Houston coach Kevin McHale had only a few minutes to talk with Earl Boykins before Monday nightís game against Sacramento. Boykins, who was signed to a 10-day contract earlier in the day, didnít arrive at the Toyota Center until less than an hour before game time. Still, McHale didnít hesitate to play the 12-year veteran and felt good about him lining up for free throws late in overtime with the game on the line... Patrick Patterson scored a career-high 24 points and Boykins hit four free throws for Houston late in overtime to lead the Rockets to a 113-106 win over the Sacramento Kings. Boykins finished with 10 points and five assists in his first action of the season... Boykins hit two free throws with 21 seconds left and two more 7 seconds later to secure the win. DeMarcus Cousins scored a career-high 38 points and had 14 rebounds, and Marcus Thornton added 27 points for the Kings, who lost their fifth straight road game. They are an NBA-worst 4-22 on the road this season.