Just outside of his hometown at the NBA “bubble” near Orlando, Rockets guard Austin Rivers scored a career-high 41 points off the bench in Sunday’s 129-112 victory over Sacramento. LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Austin Rivers scored a career-high 41 points off the bench and the Houston Rockets used a big third quarter to pull away and cruise to a 129-112 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Sunday night. That's the best way to have a night like tonight. Arizona Coyotes: Happy #girlshockey weekend! You had guys aware of this, and it was the last couple of minutes of the game. He was 14-of-20 from the floor, 6-of-11 from 3-point range and 7-of-8 from the free throw line in 33 minutes. #TrueToAtlanta…, #NFL: Deshawn Williams is nimble! Eight games that will swing the NBA playoff race this week, Covers the Dallas Cowboys and Dallas Mavericks, Appears regularly on ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM. 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That's what winning basketball is, and that's what I'm a part of, so that's what I do. ... McLemore had 20 points and made six 3-pointers. #NBAVideos: The CaruSHOW | The Best of Alex Caruso From NBA Restart! Rivers connected on 14-of-20 shots (70% FG) from the field, including 6-of-11 (54.5%) on 3-pointers. Predicting Tom Brady vs. Aaron Rodgers | Get Up, Dodgers’ Corey Seager joins MLB on FOX crew, walks through two-homer game, Mookie’s catch | FOX MLB, ALCS Game 7: Astros & Rays on what to expect in winner-take-all contest | FOX MLB, Top 10 NBA Bubble Moments | Titus & Tate | FOX SPORTS, Malcolm Jenkins & Charlotte Wilder on his documentary, social activism in the NFL | FOX NFL, Freddie Freeman discusses Braves’ team dynamics after 10-2 win over Dodgers in Game 4 of NLCS. "That's just how I feel, but I'm on a team where that's not required of me every night. On August 5, 2010, Rivers was named to the fifth annual Boost MobileElite 24 game, where he was named co-MVP after he had 25 points, 4 rebounds an… The Rockets' Austin Rivers scored a career-high 41 points in a 129-112 win over the Kings on Sunday. Harden pushes Rivers everyday at practice and in the game. ", Rockets' Rivers scores career-best 41 in win, NBA Power Rankings, way-too-early edition: What's next for Lakers, Heat and all 30 teams, Morey in farewell ad: 'Harden changed my life', Saints, Pels owner Benson victim of car thieves, Sources: Lue agrees to 5-year deal to coach Clips, Sources: NBA, union extend negotiations on CBA, Likely NBA top pick LaMelo Ball signs with Puma, Stan Van Gundy meets with Pelicans, sources say, Everything you need to know about the NBA GOAT debate, Lowe: How Daryl Morey challenged NBA norms and almost won it all. Cleveland Indians: Look in a baseball textbook and you’ll see this play…. That’s just how I feel,” Rivers said. “When you have a guy like James Harden telling you to go and Russell Westbrook telling you to go and that no one can stop you, that’s coming from two of the best players in the NBA. Welcome to Rockets Wire's European Union Experience. “So, lot of emphasis on it, a lot of talk and everybody has bought in so it makes it fun to play that way.”. But it was Austin Rivers with the huge night that helped the Rockets get past the Sacramento Kings 129-112. Whether people see that or not, that's on them, but I know how I feel.". #NBAVideos: The Best #CloroxDefense Plays From The 2020 #NBAFinals. But make no mistake, I know I can score the ball. Obviously with no Russ and no Eric, he needed to be a little bit more aggressive. He did that.". By: Ben DuBose. Johnson dies in bicycle accident, Your California Privacy Rights/Privacy Policy. Austin Rivers is a great one on one player because of the elite skills he has. “I believe I’m a premier scorer. They were giving me the ball. “He played great.” Houston was up by seven in the third quarter before scoring the next eight points, with 3s from Ben McLemore and Robert Covington, to make it 74-59 with about 7 ½ minutes left in the quarter. When you get in that zone, there's nothing better than that. By these previous accolades, Rivers is great basketball. Full 9th Inning as Rays try to close out ALCS Game 7 and move on to World Series! Register to vote, be heard…. The last time Rivers had a high scoring game, it was with the Clippers against the Memphis Grizzlies. Houston Astros: Thank you, Houston #ForTheH…. With his teammates on the bench loudly rooting for him, Rivers scored 11 points in the final 4:12. “He’s been playing well and obviously, tonight was his night,” coach Mike D’Antoni said. 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"He was just in attack mode," said Harden, who had 32 points, eight rebounds and seven assists. ►TWITTER: ►FACEBOOK:…, Home run champion Luke Voit on the Yankees’ stacked lineup & the ALDS vs. the Rays | SportsCenter, Allen Robinson names his Top 5 NFL WRs & talks Nick Foles replacing Mitchell Trubisky | KJZ, The Wrap-Up Show | Your late night college hangout, How LeBron James’ game has evolved over the years | Outside The Lines, The GOAT & the BOAT?! "I believe I'm a premier scorer. With Russell Westbrook sitting out, Rivers wasted no time getting his offense going shooting an efficient 14/20 from the field and knocking down 6 threes. "I know that sounds funny, but that's just the way you have to feel," Rivers said. Kings: Play New Orleans on Tuesday night. – – – – – We’ll never stop working to grow the game…. By these previous accolades, Rivers is great basketball. De’Aaron Fox had 26 points for the Kings. I play with the best scorer in the NBA, and I play with the other one of the best scorers in the NBA, in Russell Westbrook and James Harden. "Whether you're 0-for-6 or 6-for-6, 8-for-8, it doesn't matter. Mike Zunino destroys solo homer to put the Rays up 3-0 in ALCS Game 7! Rays hold off Astros in Game 7 to advance to World Series! The Kings fell to 1-5 in the bubble after being eliminated from playoff contention earlier Sunday when Portland beat the 76ers. Houston Rockets' Austin Rivers (25) passes over Sacramento Kings' DaQuan Jeffries (19) and Harry Giles III (20) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool), Connect with the definitive source for global and local news. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! He wants Rivers to be more than just a role player. After his tenure ended with the Clippers, he was traded to the Washington Wizards. FAQ: When and how will the 2020-21 NBA season begin? Rivers career-high Austin Rivers scores a career-high 41 PTS (6 3PM) in the Rockets 4th W in Orlando! ... Kent Bazemore didn’t play because of a sore left calf. In June 2010, Rivers was a part of the gold medal winning team at the FIBA Americas U18 Championship where he set a Team USA record for an U18 event with 35 points against Canada.

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