Toney Douglas and Greg Smith came off the bench to score 22 and 21 points respectively in the come-from-behind win for the Rockets. James Harden also dropped a double-double on the Lakers with 15 points and 10 rebounds. Carlos Delfino chipped in 15 points off the bench.
The hack-a-Dwight strategy continues for the Lakers' opponents with Dwight Howard heading to the line 16 times for Los Angeles against the Rockets, converting just eight of the free throws. Bryant nearly matched Howard with 12 trips to the charity stripe on the evening.