Rockets' Howard leaves briefly with knee injury
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP)
Howard and Kings center DeMarcus Cousins banged knees with 4:28 remaining in the first quarter of Tuesday night's game. Howard grimaced and took a minute to gather himself after the collision before limping to the locker room.
Howard returned with 7:10 left in the second quarter wearing black leggings underneath his uniform.
The eight-time All-Star entered the game averaging 18.8 points, 12.6 rebounds, 1.9 blocks and 1.8 assists this season. He left the Los Angeles Lakers after one season to sign a four-year, $88 million contract with the Rockets in July.