Los Angeles Lakers at Houston Rockets
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
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”