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Los Angeles plays Houston, seeks 6th straight road win

January 11, 2021 GMT

Los Angeles Lakers (8-3, first in the Western Conference) vs. Houston Rockets (3-5, 13th in the Western Conference)

Houston; Tuesday, 8 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Los Angeles will try to keep its five-game road win streak intact when the Lakers face Houston.

Houston finished 44-28 overall and went 24-12 at home in the 2019-20 season. The Rockets averaged 117.8 points per game last season, 45.9 in the paint, 18.9 off of turnovers and 14.6 on fast breaks.

Los Angeles went 52-19 overall and 36-10 in Western Conference action during the 2019-20 season. The Lakers gave up 107.6 points per game while committing 20.7 fouls last season.

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Houston and Los Angeles square off for the second time this season. The Lakers won the last meeting 120-102 on Jan. 10. Anthony Davis led Los Angeles to the victory with 27 points and three blocks.

INJURIES: Rockets: Brodric Thomas: out (ankle), Danuel House: out (back), Chris Clemons: out for season (achilles).

Lakers: Wesley Matthews: out (achilles), Jared Dudley: out (calf).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.