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Lakers make quick work of unserious Rockets

The Lakers came to play. The Rockets did not.

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Los Angeles Lakers v Houston Rockets Photo by Cato Cataldo/NBAE via Getty Images

The Los Angeles Lakers played an entertaining game of basketball at the Toyota Center on Tuesday night, and the Houston Rockets were there too. Coming fresh off of their 120-102 win over the Rockets on Sunday, the Lakers blew out the Rockets once again on Tuesday; this time by a margin of 117-100.

Practically everything was going the Lakers’ way on Tuesday night. They shot an efficient 50.0% from the field and an an equally efficient 43.8% from behind the 3-point line. LeBron James and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope both made four 3-pointers, but it only took Caldwell-Pope five attempts to get there, as opposed to James’ 10. James shouldn’t feel too bad about it, though, because he still managed to have the most memorable 3-pointer of the night.

In the second quarter of the game, James freed himself up in the corner for a good look from behind the arc and when the ball left his hands, he did his best Steph Curry impression and turned back to look at the bench. Granted, it was his own bench, but it was still very cool.

The game was filled with fun plays. As the third quarter was dying down, Rockets guard Sterling Brown attempted a dunk from the free-throw line on Anthony Davis and, unsurprisingly, he got it swatted away.

Even Davis couldn’t believe he tried it.

Davis ended the game with five blocks. The Lakers had three players with at least two blocks. They were absolutely dominating on both ends of the floor.

Are the Lakers getting better? Absolutely, but the Rockets are also the most unserious basketball team in the NBA, led by the most unserious superstar in the league. And for that reason, I want the Lakers to play them at least five more times this season. Every game has been so fun.

The Lakers will continue their road trip tomorrow against the Oklahoma City Thunder, who they have yet to play this season. The Thunder started their season with a 1-4 record, but they’ve since turned it around and won four of their last five games. It should be a fun one. Even if it’s not as fun as this one.

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