Caption Close Takeaways from, the Rockets 120-114 loss to the Lakers: 1. If you fell asleep on the sofa at halftime, you would have gotten up feeling the Rockets are pretty good. Maybe they will be, but the NBA counted the second half, too. The Rockets offense rolled through Wednesday's first half
: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports / Reuters / Action Images The San Antonio Spurs adjusted to a season opener without Tim Duncan on Tuesday in Oakland, and on Wednesday, a little further south, the Los Angeles Lakers made their own adjustments at home. The Lakers beat the Houston Rockets 120-114 without
The Lakers went 19 for 20 on shots at the rim in the 120-114 victory over the Rockets on Wednesday night. Ryan Anderson and Nene each allowed 11 baskets at the rim. "New defense, new defensives coach, new system learning each other," Anderson said. "We need to communicate better that'