Houston faces Los Angeles on 5-game road skid

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The Houston Rockets will face the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday in what could be a crucial matchup for the Rockets.

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Houston has been struggling as of late, currently riding a five-game road skid and looking to stay afloat in the Western Conference playoff race.

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The Rockets are currently sixth in the Western Conference standings,

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but with a record of 26-23, they are just two games ahead of the ninth-place Lakers.

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 Houston is coming off a heartbreaking loss to the Dallas Mavericks, where the Rockets blew a double-digit fourth-quarter lead.

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The loss was their fifth straight on the road, and they will look to get a much-needed win in Los Angeles.

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Houston will have to contain the dynamic duo of LeBron James and Anthony Davis

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who have been carrying the Lakers this season. James is averaging 25.8 points, 8.0 rebounds and a career-high 10.7 assists,

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while Davis is averaging 26.7 points, 9.3 rebounds and 3.2 blocks.

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