Los Angeles Lakers vs. Houston Rockets: Live Analysis, Score Updates, Highlights
The shorthanded Lakers start off hot but can't keep the energy up as they lose to the Rockets 125-112. Steve Nash became just the fifth player in NBA history to record 10,000 career assists in the loss.
The final in Houston. Lakers started hot but their short bench came back to hurt them as Jeremy Lin and James Harden combined for 50 points.
Rockets scored 125 points...which means it doesn't really matter what the Lakers scored.— J.A. Adande (@jadande) January 9, 2013
Rockets look to be on pace to win their fourth in a row against the Lakers. Lots of bench players in for both teams now.
D'Antoni concedes defeat down by 15 with 1:43 remaining, subbing out Nash and Kobe— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) January 9, 2013
James Harden hits the three to give him his 29th point of the night. He twisted his ankle on the landing but is still playing.
LAL down 114-103, 2:45 left, a 4th straight L looming, and San Antonio coming up tomorrow night. Kobe's played 40 minutes.— Mike Trudell (@LakersReporter) January 9, 2013
Rockets playing relentlessly aggressive in the fourth quarter which forces D'Antoni to take a timeout.
Averaging 113.5 points in winning streak, Rockets have 114 with 3 minutes left. Lakers still hanging around, within 11.— Jonathan Feigen (@Jonathan_Feigen) January 9, 2013
Jeremy Lin meets Sacre at the rim and makes the layup. Rockets up 12.
Four of the Lakers' starting five are in double figures.
Kobe adjusts to make the layup that very few people can make.
Steve Nash goes to the floor after getting an elbow to the head.
I'm no basketball analyst but Ron Artest leading your team in scoring is not a good idea.— Zach Harper (@talkhoops) January 9, 2013
Parsons back in and back on Kobe.Has done outstanding job, with a stint from Delfino. Parsons has added 20p.— Jonathan Feigen (@Jonathan_Feigen) January 9, 2013
Carlos Delfino hits his fifth 3-pointer of the night. Timeout Houston.
Is anybody hotter from behind the arch than Carlos Delfino right now? His 5th 3 gives the Rockets a 105-94 lead as Harden checks back in.— Houston Rockets (@HoustonRockets) January 9, 2013
Chandler Parsons is down after being poked in the eye.
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