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The Houston Rockets look to bounce back against the top-seeded Los Angeles Lakers.

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Houston Rockets (42-25) vs. Los Angeles Lakers (51-16), August 6, 2020, 8:00 p.m. CDT

Location: The Arena, Orlando, FL

TV: AT&T Sports, TNT

Radio: SportsTalk790

Online: Rockets App

Lakers SB Nation Blog: Silver Screen and Roll

Projected Starting Lineups

Rockets: James Harden, Ben McLemore, Danuel House Jr., Robert Covington, P.J. Tucker

Lakers: LeBron James (Out), Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Danny Green, Anthony Davis, JaVale McGee

Thursday, February 6 marked the last time the Houston Rockets squared-off against the Los Angeles Lakers. Inside the Staples Center in Los Angeles, the Rockets came away with a 121-111 victory in their debut of small-ball. Russell Westbrook — who is averaging 38.0 points per game against the Lakers — scored 41 points, while Robert Covington added in 14 points and two blocks in his debut with the Rockets.

The Lakers are coming in tonight’s game following a 105-86 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday. Despite holding the league’s second-best record, Los Angeles is currently 2-2 during the NBA seeding games.

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