Here are the highlights of the Game 1 Western Conference Semi-Finals match between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Houston Rockets which was scheduled on September 5, 2020 (Local Time).
The Rockets easily cruised past the number one Western Conference team, the Lakers in their Game 1 encounter, 112-97.
Houston is coming from a gruel Game 7 battle versus the OKC Thunder in the first round of the 2020 NBA Playoffs yet their recipe for success is too much for Los Angeles.
James Harden Against LeBron James
James Harden who was struggling in the previous round rediscovered his shooting strokes and delivered 36 points along with his five rebounds.
Russell Westbrook added 24 points in the win yet got pounded by LeBron James who swatted his shot twice and was also got posterized. Yet, the important thing is that he helped his team logged the first victory of their best-of-seven series.
Lakers’ forward James had 20 points, eight rebounds, and seven dimes in the game while Anthony Davis got 25 markers and 14 boards.
The Lakers duo tried to carry their squad yet in the final quarter they struggled to add more points to their team and the Rockets took advantage as their lead ballooned near twenty points.
Game 2 of the Los Angeles Lakers and the Houston Rockets are scheduled on September 9, 2020 at 8:30 AM (PHI time).
Los Angeles Vs Houston Game 1 Box Score
Rockets (112) – Tucker 6, Gordon 23, Covington 6, Harden 36, Westbrook 24, Green 7, Rivers 10
Lakers (97) – Davis 25, James 20, McGee 4, Caldwell-Pope 5, Green 10, Kuzma 8, Rondo 8, Caruso 14, Howard 1, Waiters 2