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Houston Rockets vs. Los Angeles Lakers: Postgame Grades and Analysis
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The Houston Rockets had no answer for the Los Angeles Lakers' high-octane offense, as the Lakers beat the Rockets, 119-108, Sunday night.          

The Lakers victory brings their record to .500 for the first time this season, as they have split their first 10 games down the middle. Meanwhile, the Rockets fall to 4-6 with the loss, and they still have a long way to go on the defensive end of the court.

Until Houston starts to play better team defense, they will have a hard time challenging the elite teams in the Western Conference on a nightly basis.

Kobe Bryant recorded the 18th triple-double of his career in what may have been the Lakers' most exciting game of the season. Teammate Dwight Howard also proved to be too much for the Rockets inside and continues to show flashes of excellence.

The rest of the NBA should start to get a little nervous about how well the Lakers starters are beginning to gel. 

Let's take a look at how both teams graded out in the matchup. 

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