Time: 5:30 PST.
On the air: TV: Channel 9; Radio: 570; 1330.
Where: Toyota Center.
Records: Lakers 30-6, Rockets 24-15.
Record vs. Rockets: 1-0.
Update: The Rockets have had a herky-jerky season because of injuries, though their current three-game winning streak began with an 89-85 victory over Boston. Ron Artest (sprained right ankle) and Tracy McGrady (sore left knee) are not expected to play tonight.