Lakers list 7 rotation players on injury report for Tuesday’s game vs. Rockets

Robert Marvi
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The new-look Los Angeles Lakers may be starting to figure things out, as they’ve won four out of their last five games.

But they’re still shorthanded, and the latest injury report lists seven rotation players who could possibly miss Tuesday’s game against the Houston Rockets.

Backup center Dwight Howard missed Sunday’s contest, also against the Rockets, due to the same neck stiffness that he’s currently listed with.

Kendrick Nunn and Talen Horton-Tucker, both of whom are expected to be key parts of the Lakers’ backcourt rotation, have been out since the exhibition season.

Without them, L.A. had its way with the Rockets on Sunday, holding them to just 85 points and winning rather easily.

After losing their first two contests of the season amidst quite a bit of trepidation, the Lakers are now 4-3 and climbing in the Western Conference standings.

Their schedule for the next couple of weeks will be relatively easy, with a lot of home games against bad and mediocre teams.

After their rematch with the Rockets on Tuesday, the Lakers will have another rematch on Thursday, this time against the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Last week, L.A. ran up a 26-point lead against the Thunder on the road – only to see it disappear and suffer one of its more embarrassing losses in recent years.

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Robert is a native of Santa Monica, Calif., and a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara. He has been an avid NBA fan since he was a little kid in the mid '90s and fell in love with the Nick Van Exel-led Lakers teams. He truly cherishes the Kobe Bryant-era of Lakers basketball and the five world championships that came with it, and is looking forward to the team's next NBA title.