NBA Western Conference Semifinals: Rockets Vs. LakersPublished September 10, 2020 by Sol FH
The Lakers try to go up 3-1 on the Houston Rockets but will they be able to hold-off Westbrook and Harden? Tip-off tonight at 00:00 GMT.
One of the key series in the NBA Conference Semifinals is between the LA Lakers and the Houston Rockets. Both teams have been great in the playoffs, but, the Lakers currently have the advantage going into Game 4, tonight.
If there is anything to say about the Lakers it's that they have been consistent throughout these playoffs, so far. After dropping Game 1 to the Blazers in the first round, LA went on to win 4-straight and move onto the Rockets. Houston also won their first game against the Lakers, as the duo of Harden and Westbrook was just too much for the Lakers to handle.
Albeit, Games 2 and 3 were all LA, as Lebron and Anthony Davis controlled the court and led the Lakers to substantial victories.
Rajon Rondo was a surprise star in Game 3, scoring 21 points and nine assists to carry the Lakers to the finish line. Rondo has been in hibernation for the last 10 months, but he has, fortunately, come out to feed on the Rockets, and it's about time. Rondo should become a Hall of Famer thanks to his time in Boston, and winning an NBA Championship with the Lakers would be the icing on the cake.
Houston is in trouble with injuries and other circumstances. Danuel House missed Game 3 for personal issues, and he is questionable for Game 4. Robert Covington took a hard fall after colliding with Kyle Kuzma in the fourth quarter and left the game. Who knows how much longer Westbrook will last with his groin injury flaring up, but he is still the key to victory for the Rockets.
NBA Playoff Betting
The Lakers are big favorites to go up 3-1 tonight, as bet365 Sports posts pre-game odds in their favor at 1.44, while the Rockets blast in at 2.85. Punters have ample opportunities to capitalize on this game, both before, and during play.
The odds in this article at the bookmaker mentioned above were accurate at the time of writing, Sept. 9, at 11:30 GMT.