PG: Chucky Atkins
SG: Kobe Bryant
SF: Caron Butler
PF: Devean George
C: Brian Grant
Kobe Bryant most likely will be back for this game, so we have to play our "Stop Kobe" defense (cut off all lanes,etc.)....we have to stop their perimeter offense, seeing as it killed us the last time we played in LA. Them not having Mihm and Odom is helpful to us. This is a national game, so its best that we play our best at both ends of the court.
The Lakers are gonna want to run, since they have both George and Butler in the starting lineup, so our transition defense is gonna have to step up if we wanna get a win under our belt on this road trip. Since we are playing a team who's low-post D isn't all that good, getting the ball to Yao is pretty damn important.
I say Rockets win, with LAL fading late, making the game look like it was somewhat all Rockets.