Daryl Morey
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Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey says the LA Lakers are the title favorite, but Houston can beat them.

As USA Today reports: “When it comes to predicting the next NBA champion, Morey argued that the Los Angeles Lakers “deserved to be called the favorites.” When it comes to sizing up teams that have a good shot at stopping that from happening, Morey contended, “we feel very comfortable we can beat the Lakers.”

The Rockets defeated the Lakers at Staples Center on Thursday (111-121), despite playing without a starting-caliber center. At the same time, no player in Houston’s starting lineup was taller than 6-6 in the game.