|Talen Horton-Tucker: Leads Lakers with double-double|
Horton-Tucker totaled 23 points (9-16 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 5-8 FT(, 10 assists, two rebounds and two steals over 37 minutes to help the Lakers to a 124-122 win over Houston on Wednesday.
The Scoop: LeBron James (ankle), Anthony Davis (groin) and Dennis Schroder (Covid-19 protocols) all sat out the contest, leaving plenty of minutes for Horton-Tucker despite his own nagging calf issue. The 20-year-old seized the opportunity, finishing with his second straight double-double while leading the team in both scoring and assists. Though his minutes will likely drop dramatically when the Lakers' starters return to action, Horton-Tucker figures to have at least carved out some playoff minutes in light of his recent strong play.
May 12 11:16 ET