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Rudy Gay and Darren Collison will miss second straight game against Houston

Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports

The Sacramento Kings today announced that both Rudy Gay (right Achilles tendinitis) and Darren Collison (left quadriceps contusion) will remain inactive for the second straight game as the Kings prepare to face the Houston Rockets tonight.  Meanwhile Ramon Sessions, who was listed as questionable the day before the Pelicans game, was upgraded to probable for tonight's game against Houston.

Sacramento received big contributions from several players in Rudy and Collison's absence yesterday against the New Orleans Pelicans.  Omri Casspi got his first start of the season and responded with a season-high 22 points on 9 of 14 from the field.  Sessions was just 4 of 13 from the field but still chipped in 15 points and 6 assists in his second start of the year.  Second year player Ray McCallum came in an provided a nice spark off the bench with 12 points on 5 of 7 shooting as the backup Point Guard.

Houston will be without three starters themselves: Dwight Howard, Patrick Beverly and Terrence Jones.  Tarik Black, Isaiah Canaan and Donatas Motiejunas will likely start in their place.