Rockets Down Los Angeles 134-108 - Match Report
The battle between the Rockets and Lakers didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Los Angeles was handed a 134-108 defeat on Wednesday at STAPLES Center.
The Rockets were an 8.5-point favorite in the win, and managed to turn a profit for their supporters. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 215.5.
James Harden had 29 points for Houston and Dwight Howard chipped in with 20 points. James Harden had 11 assists for the Rockets, while Dwight Howard was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 13 boards.
Los Angeles got 24 points from Wesley Johnson in a losing cause and another 20 points from Kendall Marshall. Kendall Marshall contributed 16 assists for the Lakers, while Wesley Johnson had 7 rebounds.
The Rockets hit the break leading 64-43 before taking care of business in the second half.
Houston won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 56-32.
Next game, Houston takes its act on the road to face Golden State looking for another win. For Los Angeles, they head home to face Boston.