Scouting Update: Rockets-Lakers G2

Originally Published: May 2, 2009
By David Thorpe | Scouts Inc.

• Rockets-Lakers series scouting report | Series page

The Lakers now remember what a great defense looks like, which must remind them of Boston's in last year's NBA Finals. While Boston's defense is more physical, Houston's is physical enough and terrific in overall execution. Houston plays the best defense inside of 15 feet. And it's very good at running shooters off the 3-point line.

The Lakers must match Houston's intensity and discipline if they are to even the series. ...

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