NBA Basketball

Los Angeles Lakers (51-16)


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@ Uta
W 116-108
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vs. OKC
L 86-105
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@ Hou
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@ Ind
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vs. Den
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Rockets seek defensive energy against Lakers

Three games into their eight-game run of seeding games in the Orlando-area bubble, the Houston Rockets have defended in fits and spurts, alternatingly looking lackluster and vigorous when the mood hits.

The vim with which the Rockets (42-25) defended the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday was not enough to yield victory, with Houston taking its first loss since the season resumed.

But those stretches against Portland showcased how feisty the Rockets can be. If Houston plays with that same determination against the Los Angeles Lakers (51-16) on Thursday at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, the chances for success improve greatly.

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Leaders
Points: Anthony Davis26.5
Rebounds: Anthony Davis9.3
Assists: LeBron James10.3
FG%: Anthony Davis50.4%
Steals: Anthony Davis1.46
Blocks: Anthony Davis2.34
Defense (Rank)
Points: 106.8 (2)
Rebounds: 42.5 (3)
Assists: 23.1 (6)
FG%: 44.4% (5)
FT%: 78.0% (20)
3P%: 34.2% (5)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 113.4 (10)
Rebounds: 45.9 (8)
Assists: 25.5 (10)
FG%: 48.0% (1)
FT%: 73.1% (28)
3P%: 34.8% (23)
Standings
Pacific Division
  W L Pct GB
xyz-LA Lakers 51 16 .761 2.5
x-LA Clippers 45 22 .672 8.5
Phoenix 29 39 .426 25.0
Sacramento 28 39 .418 25.5
Golden State 15 50 .231 37.5
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Transactions
Date Player Transactions
7/1/2020 J.R. Smith Signed for the Rest of the Season
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Injuries
Date Player Status
8/5/2020 Dwight Howard Sore right knee
7/14/2020 Rajon Rondo Broken right thumb
7/1/2020 Avery Bradley Opted out of season
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