January 8, 2013 |
When the Lakers (15-18) visit the Houston Rockets (20-14) on Tuesday night, they'll have to do it with less than three-quarters of their roster. Dwight Howard is out with a torn labrum (shoulder), Pau Gasol has a concussion, Jordan Hill has a hip injury and Steve Blake is recovering from abdominal surgery. The Rockets are one of the hottest teams in the league, scoring a league-high 106.2 points per game. Houston gives up a lot of points (103.4) but as short-handed as the Lakers are, will they have enough firepower?