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Lakers vs Rockets Final: 99-98 - Recap

Los Angeles got 18 points from Jodie Meeks en route to a 99-98 victory over Houston on Thursday at Toyota Center.

Los Angeles won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 13.5-point spread as underdogs. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go UNDER the closing number of 216.5.

Los Angeles got 16 points from Wesley Johnson and another 14 points from Steve Blake. Jordan Farmar contributed 7 assists, while Pau Gasol cleaned the glass with 12 rebounds.

Houston got 35 points from James Harden in a losing cause and another 16 points from Chandler Parsons. James Harden contributed 5 assists for the Rockets, while Dwight Howard had 14 rebounds.

The Lakers hit the break leading 64-50 before taking care of business in the second half.

Los Angeles had a 47-44 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.

Los Angeles heads into a battle against the Pelicans. Houston, meanwhile, will have their next action against Los Angeles.