Up next for the Lakers: Tuesday vs. Houston
On the air: TV: FS West; Radio: 710, 1330.
Where: Staples Center.
Records: Lakers 3-3, Rockets 2-2.
Update: Guard Kevin Martin (19.3 points per game), forward Luis Scola (15.5) and guard Kyle Lowry (13.3) form the core of a Rockets franchise that has slipped since losing to the Lakers in the 2009 Western Conference semifinals. Yao Ming retired after playing in only five games last season and Kevin McHale succeeded Rick Adelman as coach. Lakers forward Josh McRoberts did not practice Monday to rest his sore left toe and is listed as day to day.
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