The Lakers got off to a bad start in their matchup with the Houston Rockets in the second round of the NBA Playoffs, losing 112-97 Friday in Orlando. It was a sloppy game for L.A., with the Lakers turning the ball over 15 times leading to 27 points for the Rockets. The Lakers didn't shoot well from the perimeter, and didn't get to the free throw line much, either.
Offensively, it was a truly poor showing.
Houston, meanwhile, used 36 from James Harden to drive the upset. Joining the show to break it all down is Anthony Irwin (@AnthonyIrwinLA), host of the "Locked on Lakers" podcast. Among the discussion points:
The return of Rajon Rondo. Did Frank Vogel play him too much?
LA's defense vs. Houston's guards. LeBron said they were fine... is he right?
Game 2 adjustments. Where do the Lakers go from here?
Was Mike D'Antoni really responsible for Kobe Bryant's torn Achilles tendon?
Thanks to Anthony for joining the show...