LeBron James’ Dominance Leads Lakers to Game 3 Win vs. James Harden, Rockets

Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James, Kyle Kuzma, rear, and Rajon Rondo (9) celebrate during the second half of an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game against the Houston Rockets Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

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The Los Angeles Lakers took a 2-1 lead in their best-of-seven Western Conference second-round playoff series Tuesday with a 112-102 win over the Houston Rockets.

Los Angeles outscored Houston 30-20 in the fourth quarter en route to shooting 55.1 percent from the field on the evening. The Lakers also out-rebounded the Rockets 43-30.

LeBron James, who posted 36 points, seven rebounds and five assists, passed ex-NBA point guard Derek Fisher for the most postseason wins all-time.

The Lakers have won two straight against Houston after dropping Game 1 by a 112-97 score.

Notable Performances

Lakers F/C Anthony Davis: 26 points, 15 rebounds, 6 assists

Lakers G/F LeBron James: 36 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists

Lakers G Rajon Rondo: 21 points, 9 rebounds

Rockets G James Harden: 33 points, 9 rebounds, 9 assists

Rockets G Russell Westbrook: 30 points, 8 rebounds, 6 assists

Rockets F/C Jeff Green: 16 points

What’s Next?

Game 4 will take place Thursday, and Game 5 will follow Saturday.

This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available.

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