LA Lakers vs Houston Rockets Live Stream Free: Watch Online NBA Basketball (8PM ET)

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(Photo: REUTERS)New Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant participates in practice under new head coach Mike D'Antoni (not pictured) at the Lakers' training facility in El Segundo, California November 15, 2012.

LA Lakers vs Houston Rockets is one of the big match ups in the NBA on Tuesday night with both teams struggling to find themselves so far this season. The game is scheduled to start at 8 p.m. ET and can be watched online through free live stream (details below).

These teams have already played each other already this season with the Lakers gaining the win over the Rockets in a high scoring affair by a score of 119-108. In that game the Rockets suffered on the road, but tonight they will be the home team and will feel more confident at being able to overturn that last loss.

The Rockets have been good offensively in recent games, beating the Utah Jazz 124-116 in their last game. That result means that Houston have won four of their last five games coming into this match up.

Their one loss was against the Oklahoma City Thunder at the end of November, when they were comprehensively beaten by 120-98.

In their two games prior to that bad loss though they went on a scoring spree, smashing the Raptors 117-101, and trashing the New York Knicks 131-103, posting their highest score of the season.

Meanwhile, Kobe Bryant and the Lakers have not been in as good form. In their past game they surprisingly lose to the Orlando Magic, which means they enter this game having won only two of their last five games. That form is simply not good enough for the aspirations of this team for the season, and coming into this game with a record of 8-9 they are desperate to change things up. They will be looking to quickly improve things starting with a win tonight.

LA Lakers vs Houston Rockets is scheduled to start at 8 p.m. ET and can be watched online through free live stream by clicking here.