The Sacramento Kings avoided serious damage when it was learned that center DeMarcus Cousins has a sprained left ankle and small forward Rudy Gay sustained a strained left Achilles tendon in Wednesday night’s loss to the Houston Rockets.
The team made the announcement via its website, listing both players as day-to-day.
Gay left the game in the first quarter, limping off the court and not returning.
Cousins was hurt on a hard foul by Houston guard Patrick Beverley in the second quarter and did not return. Beverley was assessed a technical foul on the play.
The Kings returned home Thursday from a six-game road trip and will host the Indiana Pacers Friday night at Sleep Train Arena.
Cousins is having his best season, averaging 22.6 points, 11.6 rebounds and three assists per game, while Gay has averaged 20.1 points, 4.8 rebounds and three assists a night since being acquired in a trade from the Toronto Raptors last month.