Los Angeles Lakers vs. Houston
The Los Angeles Lakers play the Houston Rockets in the final game of the season and it's win or go home for LA. The Lakers pulled out a gutsy win against San Antonio on Sunday and must duplicate those efforts if they want to be part of the playoff picture. Although everyone is saying the right things it will be impossible to fill the shoes of the Black Mamba. His injury was a devastating blow to the team that they simply won't be able to recover from. Dwight Howard is not the superstar we thought he was and this kind of pressure is more than he can handle. Without Kobe's intensity, determination, and ability to take over a game the Lakers will be gone fishing by tonight's end. Look for Houston to play the spoiler role. It's time for Laker Nation to regroup.