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Rockets look to spoil Lakers’ championship celebration tonight in LA

The depleted Houston Rockets look to play spoilers tonight against the Los Angeles Lakers. 

Los Angeles Lakers v Houston Rockets Photo by Cato Cataldo/NBAE via Getty Images

Houston Rockets (16-53) vs. Los Angeles Lakers (39-30) May 12, 2021, 9:30 p.m. CT

Location: Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA

TV: AT&T SportsNet

Radio: SportsTalk790

Online: Rockets App

Lakers SB Nation Blog: Silver Screen & Roll

Projected Starting Lineups

Rockets: D.J. Augustin, Armoni Brooks, Kenyon Martin Jr., Jae’Sean Tate, Kelly Olynyk

Lakers: Talen Horton-Tucker, Wesley Matthews, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Kyle Kuzma, Andre Drummond

After falling to the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday, the Houston Rockets will enter the Staples Center seeking to end a six-game losing streak. During their previous three games, Kenyon Martin jr. has averaged 23.0 points while shooting 61.9 percent from behind the arc.

For Los Angeles, the Lakers come into tonight’s game hoping to improve their chances to avoid participating in the play-in tournament. With the Lakers unveiling their 2019-20 championship banner, the Rockets have a chance to spoil the Lakers’ celebration. According to reports, the Lakers will be without both LeBron James (ankle) and Anthony Davis (groin).

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