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2009 NBA Playoffs Matchup Breakdown: Houston Rockets-LA Lakers Game 2

Published by on May 5, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NBA

The Houston Rockets were able to upset the Los Angeles Lakers last night and claim a 1-0 series lead in the Western Conference semifinals. Houston seemed to control the entire game from start to finish, but there is still no reason for the Lakers to panic.

The Lakers were very sluggish to start the first half of Game 1, finishing the half with no players in double figures.

"I didn't like the start of the game at all," Lakers coach Phil Jackson said after the game.

The true story of the night was how effective the Rockets' defense was against the Lakers' offense.

Rockets' "D" vs. Lakers' "O"

Kobe Bryant had the right idea early on, trying to get his shot going early and get in a rhy...

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