Houston Defeats Los Angeles 109-99 - Recap
Houston earned a 109-99 victory over Los Angeles on Wednesday, getting 22 points from Kevin Martin at Toyota Center.
The Rockets were a 5.5-point underdog in the win, and managed to turn a profit for their supporters. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 205.5.
Shane Battier had 17 points for Houston and Luis Scola chipped in with 14 points. Kyle Lowry had 10 assists for the Rockets, while Luis Scola was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 9 boards.
The Lakers got a 27-point performance from Kobe Bryant, who was supported by 25 points from Lamar Odom. Steve Blake had 5 assists in a losing cause for Los Angeles, while Lamar Odom grabbed 11 rebounds.
Houston trailed at halftime, 56-53.
Los Angeles had a 40-37 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.
Next game, Houston takes its act on the road to face Memphis looking for another win. For Los Angeles, they head home to face Sacramento.