Video Preview: Lakers – Rockets

With the Lakers having faced Houston 11 times last season and twice already during the current campaign, assistant coach Jim Cleamons has a pretty good handle on what the Rockets like to do.

He highlighted the importance of winning the glass battle (which Houston dominated 60-38 in L.A.’s Nov. 15 loss), containing the penetration of Aaron Brooks and repeatedly pounding the ball inside regardless of Houston’s defensive pressure.