Nov 8, 2013 at 2.30am UK at ​Toyota Center
FT
99
98
Q1
Q2
Q3
Q4
36
28
17
18
19
31
27
21

Result: Steve Blake hits late shot to beat Houston Rockets

Steve Blake's late three-point shot earns the Los Angeles Lakers a 99-98 victory over the Houston Rockets.

Steve Blake hit a three-point shot with 1.3 seconds left in the game as the Los Angeles Lakers recorded a 99-98 victory over the Houston Rockets at the Toyota Center on Thursday night.

The Lakers dominated for much of the early stages and they went into the half-time break 14 points ahead of the hosts.

James Harden, who scored 35 points and claimed nine rebounds, inspired the Rockets as they fought back in the second half.

Houston's Dwight Howard missed seven late free throws against his former side after Chandler Parsons had given the home side the advantage with a dunk four minutes before the final buzzer.

However, the Lakers managed to stay in the game in the closing stages and Blake's late shot condemned the Rockets to their first home loss of the season.

Dwight Howard of the Houston Rockets in action against the Charlotte Bobcats on October 30, 2013
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