90-91 Los Angeles Lakers vs. 07-08 Houston Rockets - 5/16/20 NBA2K NBA Sim Pick, Odds, and Prediction

90-91 Los Angeles Lakers vs. 07-08 Houston Rockets - 5/16/20 NBA2K NBA Sim Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

07-08 Houston Rockets at 90-91 Los Angeles Lakers

NBA2k Sim: Saturday, May 16, 2020 at 4:00 pm

The Line: 90-91 Los Angeles Lakers -3 -- Over/Under: 199.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The 07-08 Houston Rockets and 90-91 Los Angeles Lakers meet Saturday afternoon in a NBA2K simulation game. 

The 07-08 Houston Rockets were ranked 79 overall with a 79 inside scoring rating and a 83 outside scoring rating. This Rockets team had a dominating 1-2 pound in a 90 rated Tracy McGrady and an 88 rated Yao Ming. That inside - outside scoring punch makes the Rockets a tough matchup for any team. Shane Battier was the third best player on the Rockets with a 79 rating overall, while Carl Landry and Bobby Jackson provided the depth of ratings in the mid 70s. Luther Head has a three point shot rating of 83, while Aaron Brooks and Steve Francis provide speed and a spark off the bench at point guard. The 07-08 Houston Rockets were highly explosive offensively and would be a fun team to play with in this game.

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The 90-91 Los Angeles Lakers were ranked 78 overall with a 78 inside scoring rating and a 81 outside scoring rating. This Lakers squad is led by a 93 rated Magic Johnson at point guard, and he has a 76 rated three point shot. James Worthy is rated 87 overall with a 84 driving dunk rating and Vlade Divac has a 77 overall rating with a 62 rated three point shot. Byron Scott, AC Green and Sam Perkins provide the Lakers depth and are all rated in the mid 70s. There are obviously a lot better Lakers teams out there than the 90-91 team, but a highly rated Magic and some quality depth in Worthy and Divac makes this a winnable squad.

The 90-91 Los Angeles Lakers are going to be favorites based off reputation and the fact they have Magic leading the charge. The problem is this Laker team wasn't all that deep and the highly rated talent really falls off once you get past three guys. The 07-08 Houston Rockets have an impressive 1-2 punch in Ming and McGrady and some underrated depth. The 07-08 Houston Rockets had their flaws, but they could score with the best of them and that shouldn't change in this game.

I want the free bucket with these Rockets.

 

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