1/8/13 Lakers at Rockets tonight at 5pm Pacific on TWC

 

Associated Press
Associated Press

Los Angeles Lakers at Houston Rockets

1/8/13

 5 PM Pacific time / 8 PM Eastern Time

Toyota Center in Houston, TX

TV:   Local: TWC Sportsnet, TWC Deportes National: League Pass

Line: Los Angeles Lakers +8

2012-13 Records:

Los Angeles Lakers: 15-18, 11th in the Western Conference

Houston Rockets: 20-14 6th in the Western Conference

Record vs. each other (2012-13 season): Series tied 1-1.

  • Lakers will be without Dwight Howard, Pau Gasol and Jordan Hill for tonights’ game who are all out indefinitely.
  • Recently called up from the D-League Robert Sacre will likely get the start due to the rash of injuries.
  • The Lakers have lost 3 in a row and 4 of their last 5 games.
  • The Rockets are on fire lately, winning 4 in a row and 9 of the last 11 games.
  • James Harden is making his push to make his first NBA All Star Game. He is averaging a career high 26.4 ppg andhas  scored at least 25 points in 12 straight games.
  • The Rockets beat the Lakers in their last match up on 12/04/12, 107-105 in Houston. Kobe Bryant had 39 points in the losing effort.

– Fern Rea “@fullcourtfern

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