Recap - Rockets Defeat Los Angeles 112-107
The Rockets got a 26-point performance from Goran Dragic, who added 11 assists as Houston ran past Los Angeles 112-107 on Friday at STAPLES Center.
Bettors who backed the Rockets were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as an underdog of 6 at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 195.5.
Houston got 25 points from Luis Scola and another 13 points from Chandler Parsons. Goran Dragic contributed 11 assists, while Marcus Camby cleaned the glass with 11 rebounds.
The Lakers got a 28-point performance from Kobe Bryant, who was supported by 23 points from Metta World Peace. Ramon Sessions had 7 assists in a losing cause for Los Angeles, while Matt Barnes grabbed 13 rebounds.
The Rockets hit the break trailing 59-50 before taking care of business in the second half.
Los Angeles had a 48-35 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.
Next game, Houston takes its act on the road to face Sacramento looking for another win. For Los Angeles, they head on the road to face Phoenix.