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Following a hard-fought seven-game series against the Thunder, the Houston Rockets are set to open their second-round series against the Los Angeles Lakers. 

Houston Rockets v Los Angeles Lakers Photo by Chris Elise/NBAE via Getty Images

Houston Rockets vs. Los Angeles Lakers, September 4, 2020, 8:00 p.m. CDT

Location: The Arena, Orlando, FL


Radio: SportsTalk790

Online: Rockets App

Lakers SB Nation Blog: Silver Screen and Roll

Projected Starting Lineups

Rockets: Russell Westbrook, James Harden, Eric Gordon, Robert Covington, P.J. Tucker

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

After a nail-biting victory over the Thunder on Wednesday, the Houston Rockets will open their Western Conference Semi-Finals series against the top-seeded Los Angeles Lakers. The Rockets won their three-game regular-season series 2-1. Appearing in two of the three games against L.A., Russell Westbrook averaged 38.0 points, shooting 62.7% from the floor.

The Lakers concluded their first-round series against the Trail Blazers in five games and has not played since last Saturday. Anthony Davis scored 43 points, while LeBron James added 36 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists in the win.

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