Rockets It Is

With its 92-76 drubbing of the Portland Trail Blazers on Thursday evening, the fifth-seeded Houston Rockets earned the right to face the Lakers in the second round of the Western Conference Playoffs.

Game 1 will take place at 7:30 p.m. at STAPLES Center, while Game 2 is set for Wednesday evening at the same time, before the series turns to Houston for games on Friday and Sunday. For the complete playoff schedule, you can head to our PLAYOFF CENTRAL page.

We’ll also put together a comprehensive series preview that you can view on Lakers.com on Friday afternoon, detailing a matchup that L.A. won 4-0 in the regular season.