Los Angeles Lakers vs Houston Rockets Live: The Los Angeles Lakers want to continue their momentum during their visit to the Houston Rockets on Thursday. Los Angeles has won its début from 2 to 5 by winning 15 of its last 20 games and has apparently adapted to the style of play of LeBron James.
James had 28 points, 12 assists and 9 rebounds in a 108-105 victory over the Miami Heat on Monday, scoring at least 20 points in seven straight games and 16 of the last 17. The team expects the 21-year-old to return next week. Houston suspended its three-game series with a 111-104 victory at home over the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday, with 29 points guard James Harden. “We did a good job just playing harder,” Harden told reporters later. “It really was that: play harder and get in. We were a bit more aggressive, good things seem to happen when you play harder.”
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Los Angeles Lakers vs Houston Rockets: News
ABOUT THE LAKERS (17-10):
Striker Kyle Kuzma scored 33 points in Miami’s win for his sixth career 30 points and accumulated five consecutive attempts of 20 points or more. Kuzma averaged 25 points and 8.2 rebounds and took 15 3 points over the course of the sequence. “Offensively, he recently managed to slow down, while staying aggressive,” Luke Walton, the Los Angeles Lakers coach, told reporters, “but by slowing down, maintaining balance, that kind of thing.”
ABOUT THE ROCKETS (12-14):
The Houston Rockets reserves played a key role in Tuesday’s victory, beating Portland’s backups 37-13 and feeding innings in both halves. The guard Gerald Green (13 points of 5 shots of 5), the wing of Danuel House (12 points) and the center of Nene (10 points of 5 shots of 7) were among the seven rockets that marked in two figures. “They won the game for us,” Houston coach Mike D’Antoni told reporters. “They turned around when we were 15 and they came in, and Nene, Danuel House, and Gerald put a lot of energy into it.”
Los Angeles Lakers vs Houston Rockets: Bettings
- The Rockets have won the last three meetings and 19 of the last 25, including a victory on the road 124-115 on October 20.
- Ingram (four games), the PG Lakers Rajon Rondo (three games) and PG Rockets Chris Paul (two games) expelled and suspended after an argument at the October meeting.
- The Lakers have lost five of their last six visits to Houston.
Los Angeles Lakers vs Houston Rockets: Predictions
Rockets 126, Lakers 120