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20-16 Away
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LAL 28 27 24 18 97
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NBA Preview: Lakers vs. Rockets

Home: Los Angeles Lakers (52-19)

Away: Houston Rockets (44-28)

Arena:

ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex

When does the game start?

Friday at 9:00 PM ET

Broadcast:

ESPN

Anthony Davis will lead Los Angeles against James Harden and Houston on Friday.
In their last game the Lakers won against Portland, 131-122. Anthony Davis paved the way, scoring 43 points while chipping in nine rebounds and four assists.
In their last time out, the Rockets were victorious versus Oklahoma City, 104-102. Robert Covington led the way, scoring 21 points while recording 10 rebounds and two assists.

Lakers Stat Leaders

Scoring: Anthony Davis, 26.1 ppg

Rebounds: Anthony Davis, 9.3 rpg

Assists: LeBron James, 10.2 apg

Overview: Anthony Davis powers the Lakers offense, Davis put up a line of 26.1 points, 9.3 rebounds and 3.2 assists during the season. LeBron James is another player to keep an eye on for Los Angeles, James averaged 25.3 points, 7.8 rebounds and 10.2 assists on the year.

Rockets Stat Leaders

Scoring: James Harden, 34.3 ppg

Rebounds: Russell Westbrook, 7.9 rpg

Assists: James Harden, 7.5 apg

Overview: The Rockets biggest impact player on offense is James Harden who averaged 34.3 points, 6.6 rebounds and 7.5 assists during the regular season. Russell Westbrook is another player to keep an eye on for Houston, Westbrook averaged 27.2 points, 7.9 rebounds and 1.6 steals on the year.

Season Stats Comparison


Lakers vs. Rockets season stats comparison.
Los Angeles Lakers Houston Rockets
113.7 Points 117.2
107.6 Points Against 112.4
61% Points In Paint Pct 58%
48% Field Goals Pct 45%
35% Three Points Pct 35%
73% Free Throws Pct 79%
45.9 Rebounds 44.2
25.4 Assists 21.6
129.9 Efficiency 121.2
14.6 Turnovers 14
39 Bench Points 28.4

Previous Results (Regular Season)

  • Aug 6, 2020 - Rockets 113 vs. Lakers 97
  • Feb 6, 2020 - Lakers 111 vs. Rockets 121
  • Jan 18, 2020 - Rockets 115 vs. Lakers 124
  • Feb 21, 2019 - Lakers 111 vs. Rockets 106
  • Dec 13, 2018 - Rockets 126 vs. Lakers 111
  • Oct 20, 2018 - Lakers 115 vs. Rockets 124
  • Team Records
      HOU LAL  
    49-35
    All
    65-22
    28-14
    Home
    33-12
    21-21
    Away
    32-10
    41-27
    as Fav
    58-20
    8-8
    as Dog
    7-2
    37-46
    ATS
    46-39
    20-22
    ATS Home
    23-21
    17-24
    ATS Away
    23-18
    32-50
    O/U
    41-46
    15-26
    O/U Home
    19-26
    17-24
    O/U Away
    22-20
    Leaders
    Points per Game
    Harden Photo
    Houston Rockets
    34.3
    James Photo
    Los Angeles Lakers
    25.3
    Rebounds per Game
    Tucker Photo
    Houston Rockets
    6.6
    Davis Photo
    Los Angeles Lakers
    9.3
    Assists per Game
    Harden Photo
    Houston Rockets
    7.5
    James Photo
    Los Angeles Lakers
    10.2
    Last 5 Games
    Rockets
    Date Opp Result
    09/12 @
    Lakers logo
    LAL
    L 96-119
    09/10 vs
    Lakers logo
    LAL
    L 110-100
    09/08 vs
    Lakers logo
    LAL
    L 112-102
    09/06 @
    Lakers logo
    LAL
    L 109-117
    09/04 @
    Lakers logo
    LAL
    W 112-97
    Lakers
    Date Opp Result
    09/30 vs
    Heat logo
    MIA
    W 98-116
    09/26 vs
    Nuggets logo
    DEN
    W 107-117
    09/24 @
    Nuggets logo
    DEN
    W 114-108
    09/22 @
    Nuggets logo
    DEN
    L 106-114
    09/20 vs
    Nuggets logo
    DEN
    W 103-105