The Houston Rockets are off to a great start in the 2017-18 NBA season. After stunning the defending champions, Golden State Warriors, with a win on Tuesday night, the Rockets faced the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday night. The Kings hosted the Rockets in front of a sellout crowd at the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, as they were also looking to start their season with a win. Houston played without Chris Paul in this one since coach D'Antoni decided to give him a night off due to a minor knee injury.

Tight win for Houston

Both teams managed to score in the first quarter of this game, with Houston leading 26-25 after the first 12 minutes of the game.

Their biggest lead of the first half was eight points (48-40) and the score was 52-48 at halftime for the away squad. Sacramento managed to tie the game late in the third period at 68-68 but heading into the final quarter of the game, the Rockets held a 75-72 lead. The Rockets led by as much as 11 points in the fourth quarter (92-81) and after an interesting last couple of minutes, Houston managed to take a 105-100 victory.

It was James Harden once again who led the Rockets in scoring. Harden finished the game with 27 points and also added nine assists and three rebounds. Eric Gordon contributed for Houston with 25 points and four rebounds, while Clint Capela added 22 points and 17 rebounds.

Five players finished in double-digit scoring for the Kings in this one.

Willie Cauley-Stein led the way with 21 points and 10 rebounds, while Buddy Hield finished with 19 points and four assists.

Wire to wire victory for the Spurs

Probably the biggest and the most interesting game in the NBA on Wednesday night was the matchup between the San Antonio Spurs and the Minnesota Timberwolves. The Wolves added a couple of great players to their roster this past summer, and many expect them to finally make some noise in the Western Conference this season.

San Antonio played without their best player, Kawhi Leonard, in this one.

But even though they were without Leonard, the Spurs controlled the game from the opening tip on Wednesday night. They outscored Minnesota 32-25 in the first quarter and led 53-49 at halftime. San Antonio had a 10-point lead (87-77) heading into the final quarter of the game and had no trouble in closing out the game.

They scored 20 points in the final period of the game and ended up with a 107-99 win.

LaMarcus Aldridge was the leading scorer for the home squad with 25 points and 10 rebounds. Danny Green added 17 points and four rebounds, while Dejounte Murray finished with 16 points and five assists for the Spurs.

For the Timberwolves, it was Andrew Wiggins who led them in scoring. Wiggins finished the game with 26 points and also grabbed five rebounds. Karl-Anthony Towns added 18 points and 13 rebounds for Minnesota.