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Lakers at Rockets Gamethread 1/10/21

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It’s big clash.

Orlando Magic v Houston Rockets
Maybe a big test for Boogie?
Photo by Cato Cataldo/NBAE via Getty Images

The Champion Lakers bring a five game road winning streak into Toyota Center tonight. This has been a date circled on the calendar by more than just Christian Wood, as it is a playoff rematch with the Rockets against the eventual NBA title winners.

Both teams have seen large roster changes, with the Lakers losing Rajon Rondo and Danny Green and adding Dennis Schodent, Montrezl Harrell and Mark Gasol.

The Rockets changes of course you know about, but it should be interesting to see if the Rockets offense, with the new dimension brought back by pair James Harden with a PNR center opens up some of LA’s defense.

The Rockets looked fantastic beating up a depleted, and therefore GLeague level, Orlando Magic, but the Lakers are another matter entirely. Maybe getting some players back, and a chance to really run Stephen Silas’ offense will help in this game.

This game is a good milestone, but still too early to pass judgment on this Rockets team.

Poll

Winning this game?

This poll is closed

  • 24%
    Yes, please. Rockets will.
    (15 votes)
  • 59%
    No, Rockets losing this game.
    (36 votes)
  • 16%
    There are no winners when you make stupid polls.
    (10 votes)
61 votes total Vote Now