Basketball: LA Lakers bounce back to beat Rockets and even the series 1-1

Western Conference Semi-final series

 Lakers bounce back to beat Rockets and even the series 1-1

LA Lakers bounce back from defeat to even the series 1-1.

In what is becoming a familiar cycle of losing one Game and win the following, LA Lakers got the better of the Houston Rockets to even the series.

The Rockets took the lead in the Western Conference semi-final series when they beat the Lakers last week with a 112-97 victory.

It was Le Bron James and Co that had the final smile in the second game, beating the Rockets 117-109.

Prior to the Lakers tipping off their Game 2 rematch against the Rockets, head coach Frank Vogel wanted to make sure his team didn’t get complacent.

Western Conference Semi-final series
Lebron James and Anthony Davis combined for 62 points, 21 rebounds and 13 assists to even the series

Even though they were coming off a loss, he didn’t want any of his players thinking that because they had lost the first game of their last series and gone on to win the next four games easily against Portland that they could do the same thing against Houston.

“We can’t fall into the trap that because Game 2 was easy in the last round that Game 2 is going to be easy tonight. We’ve got to make sure we play at a much higher level on both sides of the ball,” Vogel said.

The Lakers did just that, coming out energized and active right from the jump.

More than that, they made nearly every adjustment one would want from the team, and it all culminated in a 117-109 victory to tie up the series at 1-1.

The two meet for the third game on Tuesday.