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Lakers vs. Rockets recap: Kobe Bryant drops triple-double in 119-108 win

Kobe Bryant led the Los Angeles Lakers to a 119-108 victory over the Houston Rockets with his 18th career triple-double.

Jeff Gross

Even though Mike D'Antoni delayed his coaching debut, the effects of his presence were evident when the Los Angeles Lakers topped the Houston Rockets 119-108 on Sunday night at the Staples Center.

The Lakers eclipsed the 100-point mark for a second consecutive game as all five starters scored in double digits. Kobe Bryant led the way with his 18th career triple-double, scoring 22 points, grabbing 11 rebounds and dishing 11 assists. Dwight Howard added a game-high 28 points, 13 rebounds and three blocks.

It was an efficient effort for L.A. as it finished with 60 points in the paint and shot 54 percent from the field.

For the Rockets, Chandler Parsons scored a team-high 24 points on 8-of-10 shooting, including 4-of-5 from beyond the arc.

Bernie Bickerstaff is now 4-1 as the interim coach for the Lakers and will likely give way to D'Antoni in their next game against the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday night.