Anthony Davis and LeBron James starred because the Lakers topped the Rockets 110-100 for a commanding lead within the Western Convention semifinals.
Davis posted a double-double and James completed one help shy of a triple-double to assist the top-seeded Lakers take a Three-1 lead within the best-of-seven NBA playoff sequence.
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Davis put up 29 factors and 12 rebounds in Sport four at Walt Disney World Resort on Thursday, whereas James recorded 16 factors, 15 rebounds and 9 assists.
The Lakers led by as many as 23 factors halfway by way of the fourth quarter and appeared on monitor for a blowout victory earlier than the Rockets rallied.
Houston, which overcame a Three-1 deficit within the second spherical of the 2015 playoffs, put collectively an 18-2 run to shut to 103-96 however the Lakers managed to carry on within the Orlando bubble.
Russell Westbrook led the Rockets with 25 factors. All-Star teammate James Harden contributed 21 factors.
Sport 5 between the Lakers and Rockets might be Saturday.