Los Angeles Lakers: 3 takeaways from blowout win over Houston Rockets

Jan 12, 2021; Houston, Texas, USA; Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) passes the ball against the Los Angeles Lakers during the third quarter at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 12, 2021; Houston, Texas, USA; Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) passes the ball against the Los Angeles Lakers during the third quarter at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports /
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The Los Angeles Lakers humiliated the Houston Rockets! 

The Los Angeles Lakers came to Houston with a mission of sweeping the back to back set. Instead the Lakers did something else. After turning the franchise upside down with a dominant second round playoff series win, the Lake Show may have ended any chance of the Rockets being relevant for the rest of the decade.

Lake Show Life breaks down what else happened in Lake Show Life Lessons! The only Los Angeles Lakers extended post-game report with in-depth analysis and highlights.

The Los Angeles Lakers finished a two-game set with the Houston Rockets on Tuesday night. Sadly, this game was not about the Lake Show. It was watching a NBA franchise go from a perennial playoff contender to possibly hearing Adam Silver say…

With the first pick of the NBA Draft, the Houston Rockets pick…

This game cannot be analyzed like any other in the series history. Three things happened in this game.

  • The Lakers are playing out of this world now that they are serious about defense.
  • We are bearing witness to one of the NBA’s biggest collapses in the Houston Rockets.
  • James Harden quit three times in three days. He quit on Sunday and Lake Show Life reported it. He quit in this game and again after the game.
  • The audacity to quit in front of the media basically telling the Rockets to “Get me out of here!” is probably the most unprofessional manner possible!

It was Halloween in January at the Toyota Center for the game. The Los Angeles Lakers were the Harlem Globetrotters while the Houston Rockets were the Washington Generals.

After the Lakers cruised to a 120-102 win over the Rockets on Sunday, a game that had even this writer wanting to switch to the NFL playoffs…

Los Angeles Lakers gave the Houston Rockets a problem in blowout!
Los Angeles Lakers: 4 lessons in dominant win over Houston Rockets!

The Lakers might have the police waiting for them in Oklahoma City after the beating they put on Houston winning 117-100. It wasn’t that close. The only thing that went wrong was Kentavious Caldwell Pope missed a dunk probably testing his ankle. That’s it.

The Los Angeles Lakers came out focused to start the game and basically put a Jordan meme. “I took that personally” on the Rockets. While the Lakers used the game as a shootaround session, John Wall and James Harden was getting their speeches ready for the press conference.

Here are James Harden’s words.

Now here’s John Wall’s words.

The Houston Rockets have been thoroughly shamed. They let themselves, their fanbase and the NBA as a whole down. At least Stephen Silas will be prepared for the bottom falling out.

Understand that he was the assistant coach on the Charlotte Bobcats, the NBA’s all-time worst 7-59 team. They lost 55 of their last 57 games that season. But this team in some ways is worse. The Bobcats had no talent and waited until about the All-Star break to mail it in. This team showed their distaste in nine games!

This is an embarrassing event for the NBA. Hopefully, the Rockets send Harden away until he is traded. Until then, this is going to get a lot worse.

Writers work hard watching these games for two hours and then putting together post game reports. The Houston reporters must be feeling they are wasting time watching the Titanic painted red sink while the band is playing.

FanSided’s Houston Rockets Site Expert, Anthony Duckett has five articles painting a ton of scenarios to get rid of James Harden. They are listed here.

How bad are the Rockets? Here are some of my unofficial awards.

  • Coach of the Year: Mike D’Antoni.
  • Executive of the Year: Daryl Morey.
  • MVP: Russell Westbrook. 

Will they win in reality? No. But they knew to get out of the burning building before it got out of hand. It burned down last night.

To the new Los Angeles Lakers fans that are checking us out for the first time, welcome to Lake Show Life Lessons. Our extended post-game report with video analysis will cover the progress for the Los Angeles Lakers the entire season!

 Over the next several pages we will provide highlights of certain players and coaches. Afterward, the comment section is loaded with knowledgeable fans adding their basketball knowledge. We usually start with the stars.

Let’s get to Lesson One to find out who!