LAKERS COME OUT FIRING
After a surprising Game 1 loss, the Lakers knew that they had to win this one or face an eye-opening 2-0 hole against a dangerous Houston Rocket team. The flood gates opened for LA in this one, as they opened a 21-point lead in the first half. Markieff Morris was a huge factor for the Lakers, catching fire from downtown early in this one. Although the Lakers found themselves with a comfortable lead heading into the third quarter, they would be outscored 41-23 in the 3rd before bouncing back with a 27 to 17 advantage in the 4th. Anthony Davis was the high scoring man for the Lakers, finishing with 34 points and 10 rebounds in this one. \
LEBRON FILLS UP THE BOXSCORE
A phenomenal effort all-around from LBJ who was all over the floor in this one. LeBron would finish with 28 points, 11 rebounds, 9 assists, 4 steals, and 2 blocks. LeBron also had a couple of absolute volleyball spikes on rejections against Russell Westbrook and honestly...just looked like a bully at some points.
ROCKETS PRODUCE, WESTBROOK STRUGGLES
Another game in which a number of important pieces on this Rockets roster contributed at a high level. James Harden (27 points), Eric Gordon (24 points), and PJ Tucker (18 points) were outstanding in this one for Houston. The elephant in the room unfortunately is Russell Westbrook who has had some inconsistent play since his return to the Playoffs. Westbrook, who was a huge part in the Game 1 victory for the Rockets, would finish Game 2 with 10 points on 4 of 15 shooting as well as 13 rebounds.
The Lakers are still a tough machine to deal with when LeBron and AD are rolling. Houston needs Russell Westbrook to be better to give them a better chance in this series.