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

The Lakers (2-9) finally got their second victory of the season on Tuesday, winning on the road in Atlanta, 114-109. On Wednesday, they get a chance to build their first winning streak as they face the Houston Rockets (9-2). The Rockets have the second-best record in the NBA, a game behind the 10-1 Memphis Grizzlies. The Lakers have the second-worst record, a game and a half ahead of the Philadelphia 76ers (0-10). They'll play without Ryan Kelly (hamstring), Wayne Ellington (personal matter), Steve Nash (back) and Julius Randle (leg). Terrence Jones, who had a double-double with 16 points and 13 rebounds in the Rockets' opening-night win over the Lakers, is out with a leg...

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