Lakers snap Rockets streak

22 December 2017 05:53:54 GMTPlus11

The LA Lakers have had an interesting few days culminating in the young squad from Southern California defeating the Houston Rockets 122-116.

Los Angeles were competitive with the Cavaliers in Cleveland and then the Golden State Warriors before falling to the latter in overtime on Monday.

That however was the preparation for knocking off the hottest team in all of basketball in the Rockets as the Lakers snapped Houston's 14-game winning streak in the process.

Leading the way for the visitors was Kyle Kuzma, as the 22-year old power forward from Flint, Michigan scored a team high 38 points while passing out four assists and pulling down seven rebounds for the game.

Kuzma joined impressive company on Wednesday evening, as the rookie is only the second Los Angeles first year player ever to post that stat line. The other being a certain Magic Johnson.

The Rockets losing was not because of a lack of effort from James Harden, as the 28 year old out of Bellflower, Southern California scored a game high 51 points while passing out nine assists and grabbing three rebounds.

Before Wednesday's contest the Rockets had not lost a game since November 14th and currently sit atop the Western Conference with a record of 25-5.

The Golden State Warriors are now just a half game behind the Rockets for the number one seed in the West.

Coincidently the Lakers will head to the Bay Area to take on the Warriors on Friday night while the Rockets will welcome the Los Angeles Clippers into town the same evening.

The Warriors are 1.52 to retain their NBA Finals crown this season. Houston are 8.50 to win the Finals, with the Boston Celtics 9.50.

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