A rough start for both teams. The Lakers and Rockets were a combined 1 for 10 from the field until Kobe Bryant scored on a driving layup three minutes into the game. The Rockets missed their first seven shots.
For the record, Bryant was also booed on his first touch, although not as loudly as during warmups. Of course, when he scored, cheers prevailed.
It’s 7-4 Lakers, five minutes into this sloppy game.