NBA Best Bets: September 8
Adam Ronis brings you his best bets for today's NBA slate
Los Angeles Lakers at Houston Rockets, 9 p.m. ET
The Lakers evened the series at 1 after an eight-point win in Game 2. The Lakers led by 16 at the half, but the Rockets used a 41-23 third quarter to get back in it and had a chance to win late but scored only 17 points in the fourth quarter. Russell Westbrook hurt the Rockets with seven turnovers and shot 4-for-15 from the field. They weren't as good with him on the floor. The Lakers shot 56.6 percent from the field and got double-digit points from Kyle Kuzma, Markieff Morris and Rajon Rondo to help LeBron James and Anthony Davis. The Lakers haven't been great in the bubble and can't count on the supporting cast to be good every game. The Rockets keep it close and could win.
PICK: Rockets +5