That was shockingly easy. So much for the drama of Game 7. The Lakers put the Rockets away early and kept their finger on them the rest of the game. Houston only cracked 70 on two late baskets by Kyle Lowry.
Pau Gasol was outstanding, scoring 21 points and pulling down 18 rebounds.
Andrew Bynum looked like Andrew Bynum again, with 14 and 6.
One day to bask in the glow of the win, then it’s Denver in town for Game 1 on Tuesday.