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NBA : ATS Matchup
Sunday 11/18/2012Line$ LineOU LineScore
HOUSTON
 
LA LAKERS
+7  

-7  
+220

-300

205.5
 
108
Final
119

HOUSTON (4 - 5) at LA LAKERS (4 - 5)
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Sunday, 11/18/2012 9:35 PM
Board OpenLatest
715HOUSTON205.5205.5
716LA LAKERS-7-7
ADVANCED TEAM STATS
HOUSTON - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsW-LO-UScoreHalfFG PctReb.ScoreHalfFG PctReb.
All Games4-5-1.64-45-499.351.242.3%55.298.847.844.2%51.4
Road Games2-2+12-13-1104.053.044.7%56.5102.548.744.8%46.5
Last 5 Games2-3-12-23-2101.653.443.6%52.2100.647.043.9%52.0
HOUSTON Team Statistics
 Shooting    3pt ShootingFree Throws Rebounding 
 PPGHalfFGM-APctFGM-APCTFTM-APctTotOffAstPFStlTOBk
Team Stats (All Games)99.351.235-8442.3%9-2931.1%20-2480.0%551322209174
vs opponents surrendering98.550.137-8245.3%7-2035.4%17-2376.5%511221218155
Team Stats (Road Games)104.053.037-8344.7%9-2733.0%20-2483.7%561523228203
Stats Against (All Games)98.847.838-8644.2%8-2137.6%15-2173.5%511221199146
vs opponents averaging97.548.637-8244.6%7-1936.5%17-2375.2%501221208146
Stats Against (Road Games)102.548.738-8644.8%7-2035.4%18-2476.8%4611202010136

LA LAKERS - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsW-LO-UScoreHalfFG PctReb.ScoreHalfFG PctReb.
All Games4-5-4.44-55-498.451.345.3%58.494.147.642.7%47.4
Home Games4-3-2.14-34-399.152.046.2%58.390.945.041.4%49.4
Last 5 Games3-2+0.93-22-397.250.041.7%63.089.646.441.3%49.8
LA LAKERS Team Statistics
 Shooting    3pt ShootingFree Throws Rebounding 
 PPGHalfFGM-APctFGM-APCTFTM-APctTotOffAstPFStlTOBk
Team Stats (All Games)98.451.335-7845.3%7-2133.3%21-3069.4%581521187176
vs opponents surrendering98.849.437-8244.6%7-1934.7%19-2574.8%531221208156
Team Stats (Home Games)99.152.037-7946.2%7-2134.5%19-2867.4%581522177167
Stats Against (All Games)94.147.637-8642.7%6-1933.7%14-1974.7%471121249135
vs opponents averaging97.849.137-8344.6%7-1935.1%17-2375.1%511121228156
Stats Against (Home Games)90.945.036-8741.4%6-1932.6%13-1871.1%491221239135
Average power rating of opponents played: HOUSTON 96.2,  LA LAKERS 96.1
SCHEDULE AND RESULTS
HOUSTON - Season Results
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateOpponentScoreSULineATSTot.O/UShotsPctREBTOShotsPctREBTO
10/31/2012@ DETROIT105-96W2.5W194O39-7949.4%532035-7944.3%4316
11/2/2012@ ATLANTA109-102W5W203O38-9042.2%662140-8547.1%3713
11/3/2012PORTLAND85-95L-5.5L206.5U34-9635.4%651839-9341.9%6216
11/7/2012DENVER87-93L-2.5L204U31-8436.9%521837-8245.1%6121
11/9/2012@ MEMPHIS85-93L7L194U31-7640.8%532035-9437.2%589
11/10/2012DETROIT96-82W-7W194.5U33-8240.2%551432-8040.0%5216
11/12/2012MIAMI110-113L5.5W194.5O36-8045.0%481145-8950.6%5411
11/14/2012NEW ORLEANS100-96W-6.5L184O36-8045.0%511134-8440.5%4810
11/16/2012@ PORTLAND117-119L2T198O41-8846.6%541844-8651.2%4815
11/18/2012@ LA LAKERS              
11/19/2012@ UTAH              
11/21/2012CHICAGO              
11/23/2012NEW YORK              
11/27/2012TORONTO              
11/28/2012@ OKLAHOMA CITY              
12/1/2012UTAH              
12/4/2012LA LAKERS              

LA LAKERS - Season Results
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateOpponentScoreSULineATSTot.O/UShotsPctREBTOShotsPctREBTO
10/30/2012DALLAS91-99L-8.5L186O38-7749.4%571440-8547.1%5011
10/31/2012@ PORTLAND106-116L-2L192O36-7250.0%522442-8350.6%3612
11/2/2012LA CLIPPERS95-105L1.5L191.5O34-6850.0%482038-8445.2%4611
11/4/2012DETROIT108-79W-8W189.5U40-7751.9%541528-7935.4%4616
11/7/2012@ UTAH86-95L3L198U25-7433.8%661837-8344.6%4512
11/9/2012GOLDEN STATE101-77W-7.5W199U36-9040.0%681629-8633.7%5818
11/11/2012SACRAMENTO103-90W-10.5W192.5O36-8144.4%631736-9040.0%4611
11/13/2012SAN ANTONIO82-84L0L196U31-7441.9%611735-9038.9%498
11/16/2012PHOENIX114-102W-9W201.5O42-8947.2%571145-9248.9%5115
11/18/2012HOUSTON              
11/20/2012BROOKLYN              
11/21/2012@ SACRAMENTO              
11/23/2012@ MEMPHIS              
11/24/2012@ DALLAS              
11/27/2012INDIANA              
11/30/2012DENVER              
12/2/2012ORLANDO              
12/4/2012@ HOUSTON              
KEY GAME INFORMATION
HOUSTON: GUARDS: Houston has gutted its roster, and this is JEREMY LIN's team now. Coach Kevin McHale will use the same pick-and-roll offense he used with Goran Dragic, and Lin should do what he did in New York a year ago . . . KEVIN MARTIN is on the trade block. As long as he's in Houston, he'll be in and out of McHale's doghouse, especially seeing that he's not in the long-term plans . . . JEREMY LAMB should push Martin for minutes early. Lamb will have some defensive issues, but he's a cagey scorer who should mesh well with Lin . . . CARLOS DELFINO replaces Chase Budinger as the team's most reliable marksman from three-point range . . . TONEY DOUGLAS' defensive ability puts him in the running for a rotation spot . . . SHAUN LIVINGSTON can give them 12 to 15 minutes a night . . . Rookie SCOTT MACHADO, an outstanding passer, will back up Lin . . . GARY FORBES will have trouble finding minutes. FORWARDS: CHANDLER PARSONS was a nice surprise a year ago. He's a fifth option offensively but does the hustle/energy thing well . . . 2011 first-rounder DONATAS MOTIEJUNAS is a skilled 7-footer who fits with Lin. Expect him to grab a starting job by midseason, but he can also play center when required . . . This might be the year PATRICK PATTERSON makes an impact. His game is limited, but he can rebound and score around the basket . . . ROYCE WHITE is a 270-pounder with point guard skills. He needs the ball in his hands though, which is why he's not a great fit with Lin in the starting lineup . . . TERRENCE JONES has a tweener skill set. At this point, he's better suited for the second unit . . . Speaking of 'tweeners, MARCUS MORRIS looks to be nowhere near contributing. CENTERS: OMER ASIK earned his reputation as a defensive stud in Chicago, and he'll get a little more offensive freedom in Houston. He is quite foul-prone though, and he'll be tested on the free-throw line early and often . . . His backup, GREG SMITH, has more fouls (17) than points (14) in his 69-minute NBA career.
LA LAKERS: GUARDS: Coach Mike Brown will reportedly turn the offensive gameplan over to STEVE NASH, but it's tough to picture a smooth transition after so many years of iso-heavy play in L.A. Don't be surprised if Nash has a tough adjustment . . . KOBE BRYANT will also have to learn to play with the ball out of his hands more often. He still figures to force some hold-and-wait basketball when he can . . . STEVE BLAKE will be in the old Derek Fisher role, coming off the bench to shoot corner threes . . . CHRIS DUHON and DARIUS MORRIS will battle for that No. 3 point guard spot . . . JODIE MEEKS will back up Bryant and provide some long-range shooting off the bench . . . The young guys, ANDREW GOUDELOCK and second-rounder DARIUS JOHNSON-ODOM, will bounce between the bench and the D-League. FORWARDS: If L.A. redesigns their offense to fit Nash, PAU GASOL should thrive. He's adjusted his game to fit with Kobe's iso play, but Gasol can make the passes and cuts to create quick buckets in a Euro-style offense . . . METTA WORLD PEACE looked done early last season but rebounded for a solid second half. He's a distant fifth option on offense, but can still defend . . . ANTAWN JAMISON will likely fill a sixth-man role. His skill set is too narrow to play a lot of minutes with the starters . . . JORDAN HILL is in the rotation. He did a nice job rebounding and clearing out space last year . . . DEVIN EBANKS figures to be bumped out of the rotation by Jamison. CENTERS: DWIGHT HOWARD's back remains a bit of a concern, and it wouldn't be a shock to see him sit out a handful of regular season games. But when he plays, he'll put up the same kind of monster production that he had in Orlando . . . ROBERT SACRE will be lucky to make the roster.
PREVIEW
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER PRO BASKETBALL PREVIEW (HOUSTON-LA LAKERS) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

*Rockets-Lakers Preview* ========================

By JUSTIN EINHORN STATS Senior Editor

Houston (4-5) at Los Angeles (4-5), 9:30 p.m. EDT

Though Mike D'Antoni has yet to coach the Los Angeles Lakers from the sidelines, his new team already has started to adapt to his high-octane offense.

Even without the familiar face he expects to be running it.

The Lakers' most recent game appeared to show D'Antoni's arrival has made a quick impact, and now he's expected to be on their bench for the first time Sunday night against the visiting Houston Rockets.

"This is a great city to have an up-tempo, exciting game that has a legitimate shot to win a championship," D'Antoni said Thursday upon taking over. "I can't ask for anything more."

A 1-4 start resulted in coach Mike Brown being fired, and Los Angeles (4-5) passed up the possibility of bringing back Phil Jackson by hiring D'Antoni on Monday. The former Phoenix and New York coach has been on crutches as he recovers from knee replacement surgery earlier this month, delaying his arrival in Los Angeles.

D'Antoni ran practice Thursday for the first time, beginning the implementation of his free-flowing style, but wasn't on the bench for a game against the Suns on Friday night. Even with interim coach Bernie Bickerstaff still at the helm, the Lakers picked up their offense and put some of D'Antoni's offerings into play en route to their highest-scoring game of the season in a 114-102 win.

"Not as many post-ups," Pau Gasol said in describing the offense. "More transition and quicker shots, I guess. ... We played pretty simple basketball and just played off each other."

Los Angeles has gone 3-1 under Bickerstaff despite playing without Steve Nash. The two-time MVP who had so much success running D'Antoni's Suns teams has missed seven straight games with a leg fracture, and the team announced Friday he would miss at least another week.

Despite his history with Nash, D'Antoni said he was looking forward to working with backup point guard Steve Blake. However, the 10-year veteran has missed the past two games with a strained abdomen and might not return Sunday. Darius Morris has totaled six points and seven assists in two games as the starter.

The rotating point guard situation hasn't negatively affected Kobe Bryant, who is especially looking forward to playing in D'Antoni's system.

"We're just getting started, but it will make a lot of things easier," said Bryant, who scored 31 points Friday. "Everybody kind of moves, the whole offense has to find their position."

Things haven't been easy for the Rockets (4-5).

Coach Kevin McHale is still away for a personal matter, and Houston has split the four games he's missed. First-round pick Royce White also isn't with the team, upset with management's "inconsistent" handling of him regarding anxiety issues.

The Rockets also are having problems putting teams away. They nearly wasted a 20-point advantage in the second half against New Orleans in a 100-96 win Wednesday, and that came between two defeats in which they blew seven-point leads in the final four-plus minutes.

"It's frustrating. It hurts," Chandler Parsons said after a 119-117 overtime loss at Portland on Friday. "... Something's got to change where we can close out games better so that when we get these big leads we can keep them and extend them."

Parsons has averaged 19.0 points over the past three games, a stretch during which Omer Asik also has stepped up with 16.7 points and 14.0 rebounds per game.

Asik now must battle Dwight Howard, who like the young Rockets center has posted three straight double-doubles.

Jeremy Lin had his second double-double in a Houston uniform Friday with 11 points and 11 assists, but he's shot 30.3 percent from the field over the last four games.

James Harden scored 29 points Friday, but the Rockets fell to 1-5 when he fails to reach 30.


Last Updated: 9/2/2014 3:49:45 PM EST


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