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Game 7: Lakers 89, Rockets 70

Lakers win series 4-3

Lakers Coast To Conference Finals

Lakers Coast To Conference Finals

The Lakers closed out a challenging series with an easy 89-70 victory over the Rockets at home. Pau Gasol dominated the boards with 18 rebounds. Los Angeles will face Denver in the Western Conference Finals.  Watch Now

What's Next for Rockets?

The health of T-Mac and Yao will decide Houston's future.

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Game 7 Analysis

NBA TV's Rick Kamla and Steve Smith discuss the Lakers big win.

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Series Review

Take a look back at the best shots and moments from Lakers-Rockets.

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Cleaning Up

Andrew Bynum cleans up a Pau Gasol missed layup.

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Rockets Outmuscle Lakers in Opener

Houston 100, Los Angeles 92

Although the Rockets absorbed some hits and shed the most blood, they surprised the Lakers 100-92 in Game 1.

QUICK STATS
Rockets
Lakers
     
    • 47.9%

    • 44.3%

    • 27.8%

    • 11.1%

    • 86.2%

    • 63.2%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
  HOU LAL
Turnovers: 18 13
Fast Break Pts: 4 10
Biggest Lead: 11 1
Unanswered Pts: 0 0
Points in the Paint: 38 50
 

Game 1 Highlights

Behind Yao's 28 points, the Rockets surprised the Lakers in L.A.

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Lakers Drop Rockets in Testy Game 2

Los Angeles 111, Houston 98

In an emotionally charged game featuring ejections of both Derek Fisher and Ron Artest, Kobe Bryant scored 40 to lift the Lakers over the Rockets.

QUICK STATS
Rockets
Lakers
     
    • 45.9%

    • 50.0%

    • 37.5%

    • 35.3%

    • 72.4%

    • 73.1%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
  HOU LAL
Turnovers: 20 11
Fast Break Pts: 5 20
Biggest Lead: 4 15
Unanswered Pts: 2 0
Points in the Paint: 34 44
 

Game 2 Highlights

Kobe Bryant carried the Lakers past the Rockets in a feisty Game 2.

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Kobe, Lakers Take 2-1 Series Lead

Los Angeles 108, Houston 94

With Derek Fisher out due to a suspension, the Lakers stormed into Houston and outlasted the Rockets to win Game 3.

QUICK STATS
Lakers
Rockets
     
    • 43.9%

    • 41.7%

    • 55.0%

    • 31.6%

    • 75.8%

    • 72.0%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
  LAL HOU
Turnovers: 6 17
Fast Break Pts: 7 0
Biggest Lead: 14 3
Unanswered Pts: 6 0
Points in the Paint: 32 50
 

Game 3 Highlights

Lakers regain home-court advantage with Game 3 win in Houston.

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Rockets Jump Out Quick, Blast Lakers

Houston 99, Los Angeles 87

Without Yao Ming, the Rockets got big games from Shane Battier and Aaron Brooks in their Game 4 thrashing of the Lakers.

QUICK STATS
Lakers
Rockets
     
    • 44.7%

    • 45.0%

    • 44.4%

    • 34.5%

    • 61.1%

    • 85.0%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
  LAL HOU
Turnovers: 11 11
Fast Break Pts: 13 5
Biggest Lead: 0 29
Unanswered Pts: 0 2
Points in the Paint: 38 32
 

Game 4 Highlights

Aaron Brooks had a career-high 34 points as the Rockets pulled even.

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Lakers Smash Rockets in Blowout

Los Angeles 118, Houston 78

Kobe Bryant and the Lakers picked it up in the second quarter and ran away with Game 5 in a big-time rout of the Rockets.

QUICK STATS
Rockets
Lakers
     
    • 32.6%

    • 51.2%

    • 17.2%

    • 46.2%

    • 93.8%

    • 77.8%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
  HOU LAL
Turnovers: 18 13
Fast Break Pts: 7 24
Biggest Lead: 7 42
Unanswered Pts: 2 0
Points in the Paint: 42 56
 

Game 5 Highlights

The Lakers blew away the Rockets at home to take a 3-2 series lead.

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Lakers Blow Chance to Close Out Rockets

Houston 95, Los Angeles 80

Luis Scola got the Rockets off to a fast start and Houston ran away with a Game 6 victory to send the series back to L.A for Game 7.

QUICK STATS
Lakers
Rockets
     
    • 35.7%

    • 50.7%

    • 21.7%

    • 38.9%

    • 75.0%

    • 72.7%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
  LAL HOU
Turnovers: 10 12
Fast Break Pts: 7 5
Biggest Lead: 0 18
Unanswered Pts: 0 2
Points in the Paint: 34 40
 

Game 6 Highlights

The Rockets jumped out to an early lead and held on to drop the Lakers in Game 6.

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QUICK STATS
Rockets
Lakers
     
    • 36.8%

    • 46.7%

    • 25.0%

    • 33.3%

    • 64.3%

    • 77.8%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
  HOU LAL
Turnovers: 16 19
Fast Break Pts: 8 10
Biggest Lead: 0 31
Unanswered Pts: 12 0
Points in the Paint: 30 46
 
ROCKETS STATS
  SEASON PLAYOFFS
     
FG% 0.000 0.447
FT% 0.000 0.768
Points 0.0 91.5
Rebounds 0.0 40.5
Assists 0.0 17.0
Steals 0.0 6.2
Blocks 0.0 3.2
3-Point % 0.000 0.328
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LAKERS STATS
  SEASON PLAYOFFS
     
FG% 0.000 0.452
FT% 0.000 0.729
Points 0.0 97.9
Rebounds 0.0 44.0
Assists 0.0 17.0
Steals 0.0 9.3
Blocks 0.0 6.7
3-Point % 0.000 0.347
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LAL win series 4-3
1 - HOU 100 | LAL 92 Highlights Info
2 - HOU 98 | LAL 111 Highlights Info
3 - LAL 108 | HOU 94 Highlights Info
4 - LAL 87 | HOU 99 Highlights Info
5 - HOU 78 | LAL 118 Highlights Info
6 - LAL 80 | HOU 95 Highlights Info
7 - HOU 70 | LAL 89 Highlights Info
 

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