VS. HOUSTONWhen: 6:30.
Where: Staples Center.
On the air: TV: FS West; Radio: 710, 1330.
Records: Lakers 7-2, Rockets 5-4.
Record vs. Rockets: 1-0.
Update: The Lakers won an overtime game in Houston earlier this month, 103-102, as Kobe Bryant scored 41 points. Trevor Ariza made only five of 21 shots and scored 15 points against his former team. On the season, Ariza is averaging 19.4 points, 4.8 rebounds and 4.2 assists a game for the Rockets.
-- Mike Bresnahan