Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers look for their fifth straight win on Friday night as they host the Houston Rockets in what will be their sixth straight game at Staples Center. Here are the relevant details of Friday night's NBA contest:
Records: Lakers (35-20); Rockets (29-25)
Location: Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles
Time: 7:30 p.m. PDT
TV: Prime Ticket; with the Angels home opener on Fox Sports West and the Lakers headed to a new Time Warner channel next season, the Lakers were moved to Prime Ticket for tonight.
Going Streaking: The Lakers have won four straight games overall, and have also beaten the Rockets four straight times at Staples Center.
Home vs. Road: The Lakers are 23-5 at home this season, while Houston is 9-17 on the road.
Divisional Hopes: The Lakers lead the Los Angeles Clippers by two games with 11 contest remaining, in their quest for their fifth straight Pacific Division title. The Lakers' magic number to clinch the division is nine.
Man of Steal: Kobe Bryant has 1,721 steals in his career, which is just three behind Magic Johnson for the Lakers all-time franchise lead.
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