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Lakers-Rockets: Houston Flattens L.A., 99-87

Published by on May 11, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NBA


The Rockets got the bad news on Saturday that Yao Ming has a broken foot and will miss the remainder of the NBA Playoffs, but the team that suffered most in his absence was Los Angeles

The Lakers came into Game 4 thinking they had an advantage. Little did they realize they had walked right into a trap game.

The Rockets lost their biggest player and, in some ways, were undersized and undermanned. But the way Houston played, injuries didn't slow them down, they set the Rockets free to open the floor and run.

The Lakers had an embarrassing effort and couldn't match the intensity or energy level of the Rockets. Houston came out with a tremendous amount of energy, beneficiaries of a total team effort that...

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