I am hoping that being at home, and seeing that the Cavs lost, will re-energize the lakers. That said, they will probably know before they start whether the Cavs lost again to the Magic. If the Cavs are losing or lost, a fire better be lit. If the Cavs win on the road at Orlando, that could defelate the Lakers.
Don't tell me they are not scoreboard watching.
All that psycho babble aside, I hope Kobe is truly out of his funk and has some energy. The Rockets have plenty of good defensive players to throw at Kobe, so he needs to play smart, pass out of double teams, and play D on Battier (no open 3s) and keep Ron from slashing (make him a chucker).
Brooks will blow by Fish and Jordan all night. Nothing we can do about that.
The way to beat the Rockets -- Exhibit A from Suns, MAKE YAO RUN. Ariza and LO and Jordan need to push things after misses.