The Rockets are unbeaten in their last five games against the Lakers and have already beaten their Western Conference rivals three times this season. Coach Luke Walton can take small consolation from the fact his side managed to at least force overtime in the most recent of those losses.
The Lakers have won just three of their 10 games since that defeat at the Toyota Center in January, while Houston is 7-5 in their 12 matches following that result.
Harden has scored at least 30 points in his last 31 consecutive games and is currently tied with Wilt Chamberlain for the NBA’s second-longest such streak. Chamberlain also holds the record for the longest run of 65 games
Houston’s biggest star can pull clear as second outright on that list if he scores 30 or more against the Lakers on Thursday, but he told ESPN’s Rachel Nichols that it’s the Rockets issues this season that has forced the numbers We recommend interesting sports viewing and streaming opportunities. If you sign up to a service by clicking one of the links.