Kyle Kuzma led the Lakers in scoring, contributing a team-high 21 points (8-16 FG, 1-4 3PT, 4-7 FT), adding five rebounds, three assists, two steals, and two blocks across 30 minutes in a 113-97 loss to the Rockets.
Kyle Kuzma started for the first time in nine games dating back to March 1st and found success shooting an efficient 8-for-16 from the field and leading the Lakers in scoring on a night where LeBron James sat out, and Anthony Davis wasn't the focal point of the offense. In eight starts this year, Kuzma's averaged 32.8 minutes and produced 20.4 points, 5.4 rebounds, 2.3 assists, and 1.9 three's per contest. Should King James be sidelined for any more games, it looks like Kuzma will see a nice boost in productivity, as seen by his historical performances this season. The Lakers will face the Pacers on Saturday, where Kuzma will look to build on this performance.