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Recap - Rockets Defeat Los Angeles 107-105

Houston got 22 points from Toney Douglas en route to a 107-105 victory over Los Angeles on Tuesday at Toyota Center.

Bettors who backed the Rockets were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as a favorite of 1 at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 215.5.

Houston got 21 points from Greg Smith and another 15 points from James Harden. James Harden contributed 6 assists, while James Harden cleaned the glass with 10 rebounds.

Los Angeles got 39 points from Kobe Bryant in a losing cause and another 16 points from Dwight Howard. Chris Duhon contributed 7 assists for the Lakers, while Dwight Howard had 12 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Los Angeles were victorious, as the score was 58-45 at the break.

Los Angeles won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 52-50.

Houston heads into a battle against the Spurs. Los Angeles, meanwhile, will have their next action against New Orleans.