Up next for Lakers: Friday vs. Houston

When: 7:30.

Where: Staples Center.

On the air: TV: Prime; Radio: 710, 1330.

Records: Lakers 35-20, Rockets 29-25.

Record vs. Rockets: 1-1.

Update: Metta World Peace disclosed after the Lakers’ 113-108 victory over the Clippers on Wednesday that he has been playing through an ankle injury he sustained March 29 against Oklahoma City. He was moving fine against the Clippers, knocking the ball away from Chris Paul for a key steal in the final minutes. Center Andrew Bynum said his sprained left ankle continued to bother him a bit, though he was plenty effective in collecting 36 points and eight rebounds against the Clippers.