Terrence Jones torches Lakers for 33 points in 145-130 win

Terrence Jones - photo by Mark J. Terrill | AP
Terrence Jones – photo by Mark J. Terrill | AP

When the nets finally cooled down at Staples Center, the Rockets had a choice. They could be excited about their highest-scoring game of the year, or dismayed at their worst defensive effort in more than five months.

James Harden and the Rockets chose to draw motivation from both sources for their playoff push after a prolific night against the Los Angeles Lakers.

and Harden scored 33 points apiece, and the Rockets beat the Lakers 145-130 on Tuesday night for their third straight victory.

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