Did anyone see this coming?
Yes, you knew there was a chance the Lakers would have a letdown with the news that Yao Ming was out for the rest of the year. But you also kinda thought Houston would have a letdown too, right?
Not even close.
The Rockets absolutely pummeled the Lakers in this one, in what has to be considered one of the Lakers most embarrassing losses in years. Anyone can have an off game, but for a team with designs on winning a championship, this was anything but encouraging.
It’s 90-71 Houston with 4:20 remaining and the only thing left to decide is just how big the final margin will be.