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Lakers Vs. Rockets: By The Numbers

The Los Angeles Lakers open their season tonight against the Houston Rockets, in their 51st season in Los Angeles. Here is a look at tonight's matchup, by the numbers:

  • The Lakers are 35-15 in regular season openers since moving to Los Angeles
  • The Lakers are 13-4 when opening the regular season at home
  • The Lakers have won six of their last seven season openers and are 16-2 on opening night dating back to 1992
  • This is the fifth straight season the Lakers have opened at home
  • The Lakers have opened their season against the Rockets five times, and are 1-4 in those games
  • The Lakers are 33-17 in their 50 home openers in Los Angeles
  • The Lakers have won 15 of their last 18 home openers
  • The Lakers won three of four regular season games last season against the Rockets, and are 7-1 in the last two regular seasons against Houston
  • The Rockets have won five of their last 10 regular season games at Staples Center
  • The Lakers are 127-61 all-time against the Rockets, including 69-25 in Los Angeles

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