Lakers snap Rockets streak behind Kuzma's 38 points

Houston Rockets guard James Harden would finish with 51 points, including 32 in the first half. Chris Paul would leave the game with an adductor strain.

Kahron Spearman

It's not often NBA MVP candidate James Harden can score 51 points, and it is a secondary or even tertiary note. But that was the case in their 122-116 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers, snapping their 14-game win streak.

The Lakers blew a 20-point lead but stayed poised in the game's crunch time. 

(Asked if he expected to have big games) Oh yeah.

The Rockets would lose Chris Paul to an adductor strain. Paul ended up with eight points, five assists and five rebounds in 25 minutes. 

The Lakers scored 41 points off the bench, with 21 points coming from Corey Brewer, a former Rocket. Lonzo Ball played a steady game, finishing with 16 points, nine rebounds, four assists, and two blocks - one being a Harden stuffing.