The Los Angeles Lakers look to bounce back from a loss when visiting the Houston Rockets on Wednesday. Los Angeles is fourth in the Pacific Division at 28-36 and trails first place Phoenix by 23 games. The Lakers were defeated by the San Antonio Spurs on Monday 117-110. Talen Horton-Tucker was the leading scorer for Los Angeles with 18 points.
Leading scorer LeBron James and second-leading scorer and leading rebounder Anthony Davis are both expected to be out on Wednesday for Los Angeles. The leading active scorer, rebounder and leader in assists is Russell Westbrook with averages of 18.1 points, 7.6 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game. The Lakers have only three active players averaging double-figures in scoring and as a team are scoring an average of 110.6 points per game.
Houston looks to bounce back from a loss when hosting Los Angeles on Wednesday. The Rockets are last in the Southwest Division at 16-49 and 27 ½ games behind the first-place Memphis Grizzlies. The Rockets were defeated by the Miami Heat 123-106 on Monday. Kevin Porter Jr was the leading scorer for Houston with 22 points. Houston shot only 44.3% and was outrebounded by Miami 50-33.
Christian Wood is leading Houston in scoring and rebounding with averages of 17.9 points and 10.1 rebounds per game, while Kevin Porter Jr is the leader in assists with an average of 6.1 assists per game. Houston has six players averaging in double-figures in scoring. The Rockets are scoring an average of 108.6 points per game, while shooting 45.1% overall and 34.4% from three-point territory.