Where: Staples Center.
On the air: TV: ESPN, TWC SportsNet, TWC Deportes; Radio: 710, 1330.
Records: Lakers 44-37; Rockets 45-36.
Record vs. Rockets: 1-2.
Update: Houston has lost three of its last five, including Monday's surprising 119-112 loss in Phoenix. The Rockets' offense, though, is potent and averages a league-best 106.1 points. Their defense? Not so awesome. The Rockets allow an average of 102.5 points, third-worst in the league. James Harden is averaging 25.9 points, 5.9 assists and 4.8 rebounds in his first season with Houston.