TV: Time Warner, CSN-Houston, DTV: 691,759
This one tips off at 8 PM EST, and you know who we are picking to win this one. The line has not been set yet, because Chandler Parsons is questionable, but would probably go with the Rockets to cover any spread unless it gets up to the ten to twelve range. In this one, the Lakers will need to take better care of the basketball if they expect to see a better result.
“We turned the ball over too many time,” coach Mike D’Antoni said after the latest loss to Dirk Nowiztkii and company. “Especially in the crucial periods where we were trying to climb back in it. We can’t have 20 turnovers and expect to win on the road. That makes it tough.”
Against talent like shooting guard James Harden and center Dwight Howard, you definitely cannot turn the ball over; that will be a key thing to keep an eye on if you are betting on this one and still have faith in the Lakers at this point of the game. Myself is no longer in that place, but that is just because of all the bad karma around them this season.
Got a couple more previews coming at you, and we will have to see if the Lakers can right the ship or if it will just keep sinking. Thanks as always for reading and try to stay warm out there as well.