The 2009 West Conference Semi-Finals of the NBA Playoffs featured Houston Rockets vs. Los Angeles Lakers head-to-head, and both teams battled 7 times. Out of the 7 game series of the Conference Semi-Finals of the 2009 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 3 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 111.8, defensive rating of 94.1, 22.0 free-throw attempts, and 18.0 three-point attempts, shooting it at a 0.389 percent clip as a team. Los Angeles Lakers had an offensive rating of 94.1, defensive rating of 111.8, 20.0 free-throw attempts, 23.0 three-point attempts shooting it at a 0.217 percent clip as a team in this playoff game. During the regular season, Houston Rockets finished the game with a record of 85 , 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 0.556 percent, Los Angeles Lakers had a better score in terms of turnover percentage with 11.8 vs 14.1 .
The most impactful players on each team in the Houston Rockets vs. Los Angeles Lakers matchup of the 2009 West Conference Semi-Finals NBA Playoffs were Luis Scola and Kobe Bryant based 25 minutes or greater game-minutes played. Luis Scola for the Houston Rockets in the Conference Semi-Finals of the NBA Playoffs, put up 17.0 and made 10.0 , 2.0 offensive rebounds 10.0 defensive rebounds, 2.0 assists performance, with a Player Impact Estimate (PIE) of 0.267. While Kobe Bryant put up 27.0 and made 11.0, 1.0 offensive rebounds, 1.0 defensive rebounds, 3.0 assists performance, with a Player Impact Estimate (PIE) of 0.17.