Los Angeles takes on Houston, looks for 4th straight home win

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Houston Rockets (1-5, 13th in the Western Conference) vs. Los Angeles Lakers (4-3, sixth in the Western Conference)

Los Angeles; Tuesday, 10:30 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Los Angeles hosts Houston aiming to prolong its three-game home winning streak.

Los Angeles finished 25-17 in Western Conference play and 21-15 at home during the 2020-21 season. The Lakers averaged 109.7 points per game while shooting 47.2% from the field and 35.5% from behind the arc last season.

Houston went 17-55 overall and 11-31 in Western Conference action during the 2020-21 season. The Rockets averaged 108.8 points per game last season, 16.5 from the free throw line and 41.4 from beyond the arc.

The teams meet for the second time this season. The Lakers won 95-85 in the last meeting on Nov. 1. Carmelo Anthony led the Lakers with 23 points, and Eric Gordon led the Rockets with 17 points.

INJURIES: Lakers: Anthony Davis: day to day (knee), Talen Horton-Tucker: out (thumb), Trevor Ariza: out (ankle), Kendrick Nunn: out (ankle/knee), LeBron James: day to day (ankle), Wayne Ellington: day to day (hamstring), Dwight Howard: day to day (neck).

Rockets: Kevin Porter Jr.: day to day (ankle), Danuel House Jr.: out (foot).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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