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Rockets vs LA Lakers - Second Round of 2020 NBA Playoffs

Updated: September 12, 2020 -- 11:53 p.m. CT

Posted: September 3, 2020 -- 7:18 a.m. CT

The best-of-7 second round series between the Houston Rockets and the Los Angeles Lakers tips off Friday night at 8 p.m. Central Time on ESPN. The Rockets won two of the 3 'regular season' meetings: LA won 124-115 on January 18; Houston won 121-111 on February 6 and 113-97 on August 6. The August 6th matchup was 1 of 8 "seeding" games in the Orlando Bubble to finish the regular season.

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Here is the schedule for the No. 4-seed Houston Rockets vs No. 1-seed L.A. Lakers Second Round Series:

Time (CT)
TV / Result
Fri Sep. 4 8:00 p.m. 1 L.A. Lakers Houston AHA Houston 112, Lakers 97
Sun Sep. 6 7:30 p.m. 2 L.A. Lakers Houston AHA Lakers 117, Houston 109
Tue Sep. 8 8:00 p.m. 3 Houston L.A. Lakers AHA Lakers 112, Houston 102
Thu Sep. 10 6 p.m. 4 Houston L.A. Lakers AHA Lakers 110, Houston 100
Sat Sep. 12 7 p.m. 5 L.A. Lakers Houston AHA Lakers 119, Houston 96

AHA – AdventHealth Arena

Prediction: Lakers in 6. LeBron and AD get enough help from teammates -- especially from 3-point range -- to top the Rockets.

Result: Lakers eliminate the Rockets in 5 games, 4 games to 1.

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