Houston Rockets

Game 3 102.0 - 91.0
Game Date: 2004-04-23

Los Angeles Lakers

Houston Rockets vs. Los Angeles Lakers : Game 3 102.0 - 91.0

Game Date: 2004-04-23

Houston Rockets's Basic Boxscore
Houston Rockets's Advanced Boxscore
Los Angeles Lakers's Basic Boxscore
Los Angeles Lakers's Advanced Boxscore
Houston Rockets's Shot Chart
Win Probability: Houston Rockets vs Los Angeles Lakers
Los Angeles Lakers's Shot Chart

Key Players For This Game

Steve Francis

Nickname: Steve

Basic Player Statistic Summary
Advanced Player Statistic Summary
Nickname: Karl

Karl Malone

Basic Player Statistic Summary
Advanced Player Statistic Summary
Houston Rockets Boxscore Summary
Los Angeles Lakers Boxscore Summary
Steve's Shot Chart Summary
Karl's Shot Chart Summary

Game Summary

The 2004 West 1st Round of the NBA Playoffs featured Houston Rockets vs. Los Angeles Lakers head-to-head, and both teams battled 5 times. Out of the 5 game series of the 1st Round of the 2004 NBA Playoffs, Houston Rockets outdueled Los Angeles Lakers , coming ontop of the series and winning 4 playoff games as opposed to Los Angeles Lakers ’s 1 playoff games victories.

As we examine the head-to-head stats between both teams, we can see that Houston Rockets had an offensive rating of 114.6, defensive rating of 101.1, 27.0 free-throw attempts, and 16.0 three-point attempts, shooting it at a 0.563 percent clip as a team. Los Angeles Lakers had an offensive rating of 101.1, defensive rating of 114.6, 24.0 free-throw attempts, 14.0 three-point attempts shooting it at a 0.357 percent clip as a team in this playoff game. During the regular season, Houston Rockets finished the game with a record of 89 , and Los Angeles Lakers recorded Houston Rockets possessions throughout the course of the basketball game. Evaluating Houston Rockets vs Los Angeles Lakers’s based on the advanced stats, Houston Rockets had a better score in the effective shooting percentage category with 0.539 percent, Los Angeles Lakers had a better score in terms of turnover percentage with 5.6 vs 12.4 .

The most impactful players on each team in the Houston Rockets vs. Los Angeles Lakers matchup of the 2004 West 1st Round NBA Playoffs were Steve Francis and Karl Malone based 25 minutes or greater game-minutes played. Steve Francis for the Houston Rockets in the 1st Round of the NBA Playoffs, put up 16.0 and made 7.0 , 0.0 offensive rebounds 9.0 defensive rebounds, 7.0 assists performance, with a Player Impact Estimate (PIE) of 0.164. While Karl Malone put up 18.0 and made 9.0, 2.0 offensive rebounds, 9.0 defensive rebounds, 2.0 assists performance, with a Player Impact Estimate (PIE) of 0.14.