NBA Matchup: LA Lakers vs Houston Rockets
Date: 2nd November 2021
Time: 10:30 PM ET
Man can’t wait to hoop again tomorrow night
— LeBron James (@KingJames) November 2, 2021
LA Lakers are now finding their groove and looking to have “whole team” performing for the game. Lakers have a total of 59 All-star appearing players this season – most in all the NBA’s history. And this All-Star assembled team is now moving up in the leader board table.
Lakers champion duo James-Davis are leading the Lakers in points per game. But surprisingly they are not in the top 10 this season in NBA. Frank Vogel is keeping the team starters fresh distributing important minutes among other members. This rotation is now ripping fruits and players like Westbrook and Carmelo Anthony are also sharing the scoring load now.
Houston Rockets are not looking like championship contenders after trading James Harden. Rockets chose to keep Eric Gordon and partner him with all-star Guard John Wall.
Christian Wood, traded in the 20-21 season, had one of the best performances with Houston clocking in more minutes also. In absence of John Wall, Wood is making all efforts to hunt for a playoffs spot. Wood is leading them in scores and rebounding.
LA Lakers vs Houston Rockets Match Prediction
Lakers will enter the game with a recent victory over the same opponents. This surely is a confidence builder for them. Rockets will again try to make up to low-scoring match and give at least a fight this time. Offensively and defensively Rockets are behind LA Lakers with a -7.2 net overall rating. Both teams enjoy the fast-paced game, but the Lakers have a higher turnover ratio between the two teams.
LA will have Hugh rotations to test and this could be a perfect opportunity for them. Lakers playing home against the Rockets without John Wall. Many of the Lakers are on the injury list but they can limit the game time depending on the situation.
Carmelo from the bench and Westbrook finding teammates for baskets is proving 2nd attacking combination for the Lakers. This could be the Lakers win to improve their record in the west to 5-3.
LeBron James (Ankle): Game Time Decision
Anthony Davis (Knee): Game Time Decision
Dwight Howard (Neck): Game Time Decision
Kendrick Nunn (Knee): Expected to be back on 8th November 2021
Talen Horton-Tucker (Thumb): Expected to be back on 8th November 2021
Trevor Ariza (Ankle): Expected to be back on 15th November 2021
John Wall (Personal): Expected to be back on 10th November 2021
Daniel House Jr. (Ankle): Expected to be back on 4th November 2021
Jae’Sean Tate (Ankle): Game Time Decision
How to watch LA Lakers vs Houston Rockets?
LA Lakers vs Houston Rockets will be at Staples Center. Local TV Channels broadcasting match will be Spectrum Sports-net for LA. ATTSN-SW will telecast live for Rockets Locals. International viewers can access the game on NBA League Pass. The stadium is prepared to accept fans in full capacity.