LeBron James a triple-double of 23 points, 14 rebounds and 12 assists but it wasn’t enough for the Lakers to defeat the worst team in the NBA. The Rockets forced an overtime in which they dominated Los Angeles.
The Lakers struggled to build a lead that would give them some breathing room. For the entire game it was a close contest. LeBron was asked why his team was unable to take control of the game.
“We just don’t have a lot of room for error,” the four-time NBA champion said after the game. “We make a mistake or we break down defensively or we don’t get a good look at the basket, teams are literally making us pay every time.
“It’s not like we’re getting away with things. It’s just that simple. We have a very small margin of error this year and teams are making us pay.”