Los Angeles Defeats Houston 112-110 - Recap

Houston was victimized for 29 points and 11 rebounds by Pau Gasol as the Lakers defeated the Rockets 112-110 in NBA action on Tuesday.

Los Angeles won on the scoreboard, but lost at the pay window as they failed to cover the 7.5-point spread. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 195.5.

Kobe Bryant had 27 points for Los Angeles and Shannon Brown chipped in with 16 points. Kobe Bryant had 7 assists for the Lakers, while Pau Gasol was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 11 boards.

Houston got 26 points from Kevin Martin in a losing cause and another 24 points from Aaron Brooks. Aaron Brooks contributed 9 assists for the Rockets, while Luis Scola had 16 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Houston were victorious, as the score was 62-51 at the break.

The rebound battle favored Houston as they grabbed 53 boards, while Los Angeles only had 44.

Next game, Los Angeles takes its act on the road to face Phoenix looking for another win. For Houston, they head on the road to face Golden State.