Progress is being made, but certainly not in the win column.
The Rockets fell to 2-10 Sunday night as Chris Webber's 28 points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists and Jason Williams' 25 points and 12 assists were enough to lead the Sacramento Kings past the Rockets 110-105 in Arco Arena.
The loss is the fifth straight for Houston.
The Rockets again had their chances, but each time they tied the game or got within one late, the Kings would pull away again.
Steve Francis (21 points, 9 rebounds), Hakeem Olajuwon (20, 15) and Charles Barkley (19, 8) combined for 60 points and 32 rebounds, but it wasn't enough. Francis also committed 8 of the team's 16 turnovers.
Shandon Anderson hit 5 of 10 shots for 12 points while Cuttino Mobley came off the bench to drop in 14, 3 steals and 3 assists.
The Rockets trailed 33-21 after one, but started the second quarter on a 17-2 burst and led 46-42 at one points.
That's when Hakeem came out, Bryce Drew came in and thanks to two misses by Francis, a miss by Barkley and two conseutive by Drew, the Kings had reeled off 11 straight points en route to a 18-4 closing run before halftime.
That's about all it took to take the wind out of the sails.
The Rockets used a 9-0 burst in the third to cut the lead to 1, but never could get over the hump as the Kings consistently had enough to keep the Rockets out of reach.