Los Angeles Lakers were not able to win the worst team in the conference on easy night for these Lakers. The team of Frank Vogel lost one more game on the Toyota Center against Rockets (139-130). Rockets achieved an extra time and Lakers were bent by the last classified of the Western Conference. The team of LeBron has currently 9 defeats at home. Despite of the victory against Warriors, the team looks like with a new aura and some confident players. They are in a bad situation and the best wait to fix that is start the next season with good mentality and with a good project.
The Lakers didn´t take advantage of the theoretical weakness of the local team. The game, despite of the rhythm of annotation, always was between short distance of points. This situation let both teams to a tight duel and to the extra time almost by inertia.
Just Rusell Westbrook achieved score a shot in the last two minutes of the game. This shot made that the match finished with a 120-120 on the regulation time. Carmelo Anthony had the chance in the last seconds of the game to win the match by a Lebron´s pass. However, the american player failed and it´s officially arrived to extra time.
On the overtime the teams of Stephen Silas was like a strong wind. The Rockets did 19 points in just 5 minutes of the first half. Finally and thanks to this start, they finished the match with a lot of advantage and amenity. The star of local team was Jalen Green. With 32 points (his record on the NBA), he opened the night with a partial of 0-7. Their teammates seemed to be infected of good play and they bombarded the team of Frank Voegel with plenty triples (5/5 on the overtime). The rookie of Houston finally appeared and showed a version of a very promising player. He said that he was satisfied with his performance: “It was great” recognised. “My teammates kept giving me the ball and told that non stop attacking them. Today the hook seemed huge”.
Green, nevertheless, found the support of the rest of the squad. 6 of his teammates finished with double digits. Josh Christopher, with 21 points, was relevant in the annotation of the second half.
The thing is that the way to play of Lakers and Rockets will change until end of season. They are two big teams that are doing a bad season even with very good players and some legends of this beautiful sport.