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Scouting Report: Rockets vs. Lakers

When/where: 8 p.m. Thursday; The Arena, Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

TV/radio: ATTSW, TNT; 740 AM, 790 AM, 850 AM (Spanish), 101.7 FM (Spanish).

So far: Rockets 42-25, Lakers 51-15 (through Tuesday)

Lately: The Rockets won the first two games of the restart before falling to the Trail Blazers on Tuesday.

Scouting the Rockets: They have split their two games against the Lakers this season. With a win, the Rockets will have won the season series for a seventh consecutive season. … Since making 51.5 percent of their shots against the Mavericks, the Rockets have made 39.3 percent in the past two games. They are 4-9 when making less than 40 percent of their shots. … The Rockets have made at least 19 3-pointers in their past three games, matching the longest streak in NBA history. … The Rockets have been outrebounded by an average of 22 rebounds per game in the past three games. They have been outrebounded by an average of three rebounds per game this season. .,. Danuel House Jr. has averaged 17.7 points in the past three games on 48.6 percent shooting. He had been averaging 10.2 points on 42.7 percent shooting before the restart … Jeff Green had a season high 22 points on Tuesday. He is averaging 13.7 points per game in the three games of the restart, making 42.9 percent of his 3 pointers. … Robert Covington has made just 20.7 percent of his 3s in the restart. He made 35.7 percent of his 3-pointers in his 14 games with the Rockets prior to the hiatus. … James Harden had 49 points in the first game in Orlando; 47 in the next two.

Scouting the Lakers: With Monday’s win against the Jazz, the Lakers clinched the top seed in the Western Conference for the first time since 2010 and the Pacific Division title for the first time since 2012. … The Lakers are second, behind the Bucks, in net rating. … The Lakers, who played the Magic on Wednesday, are 8-0 in the second half of back-to-backs this season. … They are third in the NBA in winning percentage in games with a clutch situation (with a five-point margin in the final five minutes). … The Lakers lead the NBA in field goals and field goal percentage inside the restricted area. … Anthony Davis leads them in rebounding, blocks, steals, field goal percentage, free throws and free throw percentage. LeBron James leads in scoring, assists (in which he leads the NBA for the first time in his career), field goals and 3-pointers. Davis had 32 points and 13 rebounds in his one game against the Rockets this season. James has averaged 24.5 points and 13.5 assists against the Rockets. … Kentavious Caldwell-Pope has made a career-best 38.5 percent of his 3s.

Injuries: Rockets, Eric Gordon (sprained left ankle) and Bruno Caboclo (sprained right ankle) are out. Russell Westbrook (bruised quad) is questionable. William Howard, David Nwaba and Thabo Sefolosha are not with the team. Lakers, Rajon Rondo (right thumb surgery) is out. Center Dwight Howard (sore right knee) was out on Wednesday. Avery Bradley is not with the team.

By the numbers: 36. Consecutive games in which Russell Westbrook scored at least 20 points, the longest streak in the NBA this season, before he had just 15 on Tuesday against the Trail Blazers.

Looking ahead: Rockets vs. Kings, Sunday; Lakers vs. Pacers, Saturday.

Jonathan Feigen

P.J. Tucker draws a file from LeBron James earlier this season.

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