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Preview: Lakers at Houston Rockets
Preview: Lakers at Houston Rockets

The Lakers (2-3) have played three solid games at home this season (2-1) but have been blown out twice on the road (0-2). Visiting the 4-1 Houston Rockets may not be the answer to the Lakers' traveling woes. Coach Mike D'Antoni said Wednesday that he'll go big against Houston with either Jordan Hill or Chris Kaman starting alongside Pau Gasol. Hill is the better rebounder but isn't as skilled offensively.  Kaman is the better shooter. Key matchup Whether D'Antoni puts Gasol, Kaman or Hill on Howard, the Lakers could have their hands full with the veteran center. Gasol has had success in the past with his height. The bigger issue is what Howard can do...

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