Houston Rockets Fall to Los Angeles Lakers, Road Losing Streak Reaches Eight

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In a loss against the Los Angeles Lakers, the Houston Rockets extend their road losing streak to eight games.
After suffering a defeat at the hands of the Los Angeles Lakers by a score of 107-97 on Saturday night inside the Crypto.com Arena, the Houston Rockets extended their losing run on the road to eight games.

Fred VanVleet, who had been absent from the previous game, led the team in scoring with 22 points, had seven assists, and grabbed five rebounds. As the Rockets returned from their three-game road trip without a victory, Alperen Şengün contributed 21 points, 14 rebounds, and five assists to their performance.

The fact that the Rockets were defeated by the Lakers by a score of double digits does not reflect how brilliantly they played through the opening twelve minutes of the game. During the first quarter, they scored 30 points, which was their highest-scoring quarter on the road. This resulted in a five-point advantage (30-25) going into the second period of the game. However, despite the fact that the Rockets had a fantastic start to the game, their performance throughout the second quarter of the game continued to drop. The Lakers defeated the Rockets by a score of 35-14, with Austin Reaves contributing 15 points to the victory. By the time the half was up, Houston was down by a score of 60-44. Despite coming off the bench, Reaves finished with 18 points.

During the second quarter, the Rockets had a field goal percentage of 27.8 percent and committed six turnovers during the game. Following the terrible period, Houston was never able to recapture its original momentum. In addition to his 27 points, 14 rebounds, and three assists, Anthony Davis led the Lakers in scoring. In addition to his 16 points, seven assists, and four rebounds, LeBron James contributed to the victory.

Houston Rockets Fall to Los Angeles Lakers, Road Losing Streak Reaches Eight

The Rockets’ head coach, Ime Udoka, was ejected for the first time in his tenure with the team. A minor altercation between Udoka and James occurred in the middle of the fourth quarter, which resulted in both players receiving double technical fouls.
When it comes to the Rockets, California has not been kind:

As a result of their loss against the Lakers, the Rockets played their 21st game in the state of California. The Houston Texans have a record of 1-21 in the Golden State since the beginning of the 2020-21 season.
Due to the fact that they were eliminated from the In-Season Tournament on Tuesday night, the Rockets will be returning to the Toyota Centre on Wednesday for their first regular-season matchup against the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Rockets and Thunder are scheduled to begin their game at seven o’clock in the evening. The CDT.
A matchup between the Houston Rockets (8-8, ninth in the Western Conference) and the Los Angeles Lakers (11-9, seventh in the Western Conference) is scheduled to proceed.

Sat., 10:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Los Angeles When the Rockets take on Los Angeles, Houston will be looking to end its seven-game losing run on the road at the expense of Los Angeles.

In conference play, the Lakers had a record of 8-6. There are 112.8 points scored by Los Angeles, and they have a field goal percentage of 48.9%. This places them tenth in the Western Conference. The Rockets have a record of 7-7 while playing against teams from the Western Conference. When it comes to the NBA, Houston is ranked worst, scoring 11.3 points per game on the fast break.

The Lakers have a field goal percentage of 48.9%, which is 4.5 percentage points more than the Rockets’ field goal percentage of 44.4 percent, which is the percentage that the Rockets have allowed their opponents to make. The Rockets have a game average of 110.9 points, which is 3.4 points lower than the Lakers’ game average of 114.3 points.
It is the third time this season that the two teams have faced each other. 105-104 was the final score of the game, which took place on November 20. The triumph was largely due to the 37 points that LeBron James scored for the Los Angeles Lakers.

Top performers include D’Angelo Russell, who is now averaging 3.5 rebounds and scoring 17.6 points per game for the Los Angeles Lakers. James has been playing for Los Angeles and has averaged 24.5 points and 7.2 rebounds over the course of the last ten games.

Houston Rockets Fall to Los Angeles Lakers, Road Losing Streak Reaches Eight

Alperen Sengun is currently leading the Rockets in scoring with 21.0 points per game and averaging 8.9 rebounds per game. While playing for Houston, Jalen Green has made 2.6 three-pointers per game on average over the past ten games.
The Lakers have a record of 6-4 over the past ten games, with an average of 114.6 points, 45.2 rebounds, 27.8 assists, 7.2 steals, and 5.4 blocks per game. Additionally, they have a field goal percentage of 50.4%. The average number of points scored by their opponents per game is 112.7.

The Rockets have a record of 5-5, with an average of 111.4 points, 44.6 rebounds, 26.0 assists, 5.9 steals, and 4.9 blocks per game, while shooting 47.3% from the field. Averaging 106.3 points per game, their opponents have scored. Jarred Vanderbilt is out with a heel injury, Cam Reddish is out with a groyne injury, Gabe Vincent is out with a knee injury, Rui Hachimura is out with a nose injury, and Jaxson Hayes is out with an elbow injury.

Victor Oladipo is out with a knee injury, Jae’Sean Tate is day-to-day with a knee injury, Fred VanVleet is day-to-day with a thumb injury, and Amen Thompson is out with an ankle injury. The Houston Rockets began their three-game road trip as the only team in the league that has yet to win a game on the road. And following their 134-124 loss to the Denver Nuggets Wednesday night, the Rockets are still the only team in the league who is winless away from their home court.

As soon as Michael Porter Jr. began the game with a 3-point field goal assisted by Nikola Jokić, it was clear that the Rockets were in for a long night. Porter’s triple led to a finger roll layup by Jokić a few possessions later. And after the Nuggets took control of a quick five-point advantage, Denver never relinquished the lead.

A horrific first quarter led to the Rockets trailing the Nuggets 41-26 entering the second period. And following the first 24 minutes, Houston trailed 76-59 entering the halftime break. Jokić recorded his third consecutive 30-point game against the Rockets. He finished with 32 points, 15 assists and 10 rebounds. Porter registered 30 points on 11 of 17 shooting, 7 of 12 from behind the arc. He also added 10 rebounds and five assists. The third quarter marked the only period the Rockets tried to make an improbable comeback. Behind a 19-point quarter from Jalen Green, the Rockets outscored the Nuggets 38-32, which led to Houston cutting their once 19-point deficit to 11.

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