Game Three Recap: Lakers slow down Rockets to take 2-1 series lead

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The Los Angeles Lakers finished an exciting game three on Tuesday night with a 112-102 win against the Houston Rockets. LeBron James finished as the game’s leading scorer with 36 points, seven assists, and four blocks. Anthony Davis also put his stamp on the game with 26 points and 15 rebounds.

Big Night From LeBron James

Appreciate LeBron James while we have him. He did absolutely everything tonight from scoring, setting up teammates, and being a terror on defense. In the third quarter, he had three huge blocks that really injected energy into the team going into the fourth.  James also finished the night with a bit of history by passing former Lakers guard Derek Fisher with playoff wins totaling 162.

Rondo & Kuz Own The Fourth Quarter

Going into the last session, it was all knotted up at 82-82, but the Lakers got some comfortable distance showing some incredible spirit on both ends. Everything was fueled by Rondo AGAIN. Rondo scored 12 points in the period finishing with 21 points and three big long-range bombs. Kyle Kuzma followed up a solid game two with 14 points tonight. He made some great off the ball cuts that opened up their offense and led to the Lakers outscoring the Rockets 30-22 to close the game.

The Lakers will be back in action on Thursday at 7PM EST/4PM PST.

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