NBA Basketball

Houston Rockets (26-14)

Tue. 1/14 Wed. 1/15 Sat. 1/18 Mon. 1/20 Wed. 1/22
@ Mem
L 110-121
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vs. Por
L 107-117
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LAL 78 - 73 Hou
3rd Qtr 4:57
vs. OKC
2:00 PM PT3:00 PM MT4:00 PM CT5:00 PM ET22:00 GMT6:00 3:00 PM MST5:00 PM EST2:00 UAE (+1)23:0017:00 ET4:00 PM CT20:00
vs. Den
5:00 PM PT6:00 PM MT7:00 PM CT8:00 PM ET1:00 GMT9:00 6:00 PM MST8:00 PM EST5:00 UAE (+1)02:0020:00 ET7:00 PM CT23:00

Lakers, Rockets shaking off recent losses

The Los Angeles Lakers' record against teams with losing marks this season before Wednesday was both noteworthy and improbable. It stood as both a testament to their collective professionalism and a representation of a statistical anomaly likely destined for a run-in with mean regression.

In falling 119-118 to the Orlando Magic, who entered Staples Center two games under .500, the Lakers dropped to 22-1 against sub-.500 teams. They were again short-handed, playing without Anthony Davis (glutes) and Rajon Rondo (finger) before losing Alex Caruso to a concussion.

When the Lakers visit the Houston Rockets on Saturday at Toyota Center, odds are good L.A.'s roster will not be whole. Given their previous efforts, who is and who isn't available won't impact how the Lakers approach an opponent expected to be on par come the postseason.

Points: James Harden37.2
Rebounds: Clint Capela14.5
Assists: James Harden7.5
FG%: Clint Capela63.7%
Steals: James Harden1.69
Blocks: Clint Capela1.73
Defense (Rank)
Points: 114.0 (24)
Rebounds: 46.4 (20)
Assists: 25.9 (28)
FG%: 45.5% (15)
FT%: 75.7% (6)
3P%: 34.5% (9)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 118.7 (2)
Rebounds: 47.4 (5)
Assists: 21.6 (27)
FG%: 45.3% (18)
FT%: 78.0% (11)
3P%: 34.9% (21)
Southwest Division
  W L Pct GB
Houston 26 14 .650 --
Dallas 27 15 .643 --
Memphis 20 22 .476 7.0
San Antonio 17 23 .425 9.0
New Orleans 16 27 .372 11.5
Full Standings
Date Player Transactions
1/7/2020 Gary Clark Waived
12/27/2019 William Howard Signed as Free Agent Two-way contract
11/18/2019 Ryan Anderson Waived
10/20/2019 Matur Maker Waived
10/20/2019 Shamorie Ponds Waived
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Date Player Status
10/21/2019 Nene Sore adductor
10/14/2019 Gerald Green Broken leg
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