12:30PM PST // 3:30PM EST Game Time (early day game)
Television: ABC TV - Nationally
KLAC 570AM LA Laker Radio Station
Season Record vs. Rockets: 1 - 1
This is the official gamecast for the Lakers vs. Rockets.
The battle for first place happens today. Without Pau Gasol AND Andrew Bynum, the Lakers are in a survival mode where they will have to alter the way in which the play out on the court. They do not have a strong front court and will have to compensate with speed, quickness, and intensity to win this game. Similar to what happened with the Rockets, the Lakers will have to leverage the strengths that they have.
Also, the Rockets could be primed for a loss. They have been playing incredible ball lately with 21 incredible wins in a row. In this day and age, that is very difficult to do, and to keep focused for that long is not easy. The Lakers could capitalize on this and force a win out of this game.
Game Preview: ESPN Game Preview
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