Sacramento Kings of the Bulgarian national Alexander Vezenkov suffered a second consecutive heavy loss when visiting the Houston Rockets in the NBA.
The Kings fell 97-122 just two days after also losing heavily to that opponent, then by 18 points.
Vezenkov again had an unconvincing game, scoring just two points in 11 minutes of action.
His shooting was in unison with his teammates, and it resulted in three three-point attempts, none of which were successful. Another four attempts were from closer range, with one made basket. The Bulgarian also made one assist.
Sacramento’s shooting definitely wasn’t going well, and Houston quickly built up a lead, leading 67-42 at halftime. The difference jumped already in the third quarter, which ended with a score of 97:60. Sacramento was able to close the embarrassing gap with a strong final quarter, winning 37-25.
Jalen Green was the top scorer for the winners with 23 points. Young Turkish star Alperen Shengyun added 17 and Aaron Holiday 13. For the Kings, Keon Ellis led the way with 15 points, Kevin Huerter finished with 13 and Keegan Murray 12.
The loss is Sacramento’s fourth in six games so far, and the team is 13th in the Western Conference and last in the Pacific Division. Houston, on the other hand, has an asset of 3 wins and 3 losses, which gives it eighth place in the West.
Alexander Vezenkov and company next play host to the Portland Trail Blazers on Thursday morning.