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The Houston Rockets (25-22) opened up their four-game homestand with a 107-104 come-from-behind victory over the Los Angeles Lakers as three-point underdogs. They will host now another Western Conference rival on Thursday night inside the Toyota Center.

Las Vegas oddsmakers have established the Rockets as 7.5-point favorites against the Golden State Warriors (19-25), while the total has held steady at 197.

Houston will likely be without the services of starting guards Kyle Lowry (illness) and Kevin Martin (shoulder), which places more pressure on Slovenian guard Goran Dragic to continue to perform at a high level.

He is averaging 8.8 points and 4.3 assists per game during the 2011-12 campaign, but his scoring numbers have gone up, totaling 112 points over the last seven games in Lowry's absence.

The Rockets are 17-...

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