Houston faces Los Angeles, looks to break 4-game slide

Los Angeles Lakers (16-18, ninth in Western Conference) vs. Houston Rockets (10-24, 15th in Western Conference)

Houston; Tuesday, 8 pm EST

FANDUEL SPORTS BOOK LINE: Rockets -4.5; over / under is 228.5

BOTTOM LINE: Houston will look to end its four-game slide when the Rockets face Los Angeles.

The Rockets are 4-13 in Western Conference games. Houston is 4-3 when returning the ball less than its opponents, averaging 16.6 turnovers per game.

The Lakers are 8-12 in Western Conference play. Los Angeles is 8-4 when it wins the turnover battle and averages 15.4 turnover per game.

The teams face off for the third time this season. The Lakers won the last meeting on November 3. LeBron James scored 30 points to help the Lakers secure the victory.

BEST PERFORMERS: Christian Wood scores 17.1 points per game with 10.8 rebounds and 2.2 assists for the Rockets. Eric Gordon is averaging 15.3 points and 1.1 rebounds while shooting 51.9% in the last 10 games for Houston.

Anthony Davis scores 23.3 points per game and averages 9.9 rebounds for the Lakers. James is averaging 29.5 points and 8.2 rebounds in the last 10 games for Los Angeles.

LAST 10 GAMES: Rockets: 2-8, averaging 108.9 points, 40.1 rebounds, 24.4 assists, 7.6 steals and 4.5 blocks per game while shooting 46.5% since field. Their opponents average 120.9 points per game.

Lakers: 4-6, averaging 105.8 points, 45.7 rebounds, 23.7 assists, 8.0 steals and 5.5 blocks per game while shooting 45.5 percent from the field. Their opponents average 109.6 points.

INJURIES: Rockets: Garrison Mathews: outside (health and safety protocol), Jae’Sean Tate: outside (health protocol), KJ Martin Jr.: outside (health protocol), DJ Augustin: outside (health and safety protocol) ).

Lakers: Anthony Davis: out (knee), Austin Reaves: out (health and safety protocols), Trevor Ariza: out (health and safety protocols), Kent Bazemore: out (health and safety protocols), Rajon Rondo: out (health and safety protocols), Kendrick Nunn: out (knee), LeBron James: day to day (abdominal).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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