Lakers 112, Rockets 110

So this is what the new season might look like for the Lakers: Steve Blake sinking the go-ahead 3-pointer tonight off a pass from a driving Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol leading the Lakers in scoring and rebounding (29 and 11), Bryant recording seven assists (to go with 27 points), Shannon Brown scoring 14 of his 16 in the fourth quarter, Derek Fisher sitting on the bench during crunch time while Blake and Brown stay in the game until the end. It’s a reminder of the Lakers’ depth, even as they struggled with the Rockets tonight.