The most interesting story line of the game is the obvious one - Dwight Howard vs. Lakers. Perhaps the most interesting sub-plot is whether the Lakers can continue to (at times) play above expectations or will they fall back to medocrity?
Leaders for the Lakers:
|2013 - Pau Gasol||14.6||10.4||2.8|
|2013 - Xavier Henry||12.4||2.6||1.2|
|2013 - Nick Young||11.8||1.8||1.2|
Of note from the Lakers - Nobody on the team is averaging over 15 points per game. 5 players averaging double figures though. Nobody is averaging more than 29 minutes per game. 8 players averaging at least 21 minutes a game. Wesley Johnson has been playing good defense for the Lakers that doesn't really show in the stats.
Leaders for the Rockets:
|2013 - James Harden||25.2||4.0||4.2|
|2013 - Dwight Howard||17.4||14.6||1.0|
|2013 - Jeremy Lin||15.2||2.0||4.4|
While the Rockets are playing pretty good ball already, I forsee them getting more precise in the pick and roll and better at finding easy baskets for Dwight Howard as the season progresses.