The Lakers created a fun game for almost three quarters, the only claim they could make Tuesday.
The Houston Rockets beat them, 125-112, and on the bright side for the Lakers, nobody got hurt.
Houston Texans stars Andre Johnson and Arian Foster met with Kobe Bryant after the game in a trainer's room. If they're smart, they didn't remind him they're in the playoffs. There's no guarantee the Lakers (15-19) get there themselves in a few months, as shocking as it sounds in the second week of January.