LeBron James and Anthony Davis led the Lakers to a 116-98 victory.
LA had been slow starters in their previous two series, but not this time. The Los Angeles Lakers made an emphatic statement as their NBA Western Conference final series began, beating the Denver Nuggets 126-114.
Anthony Davis led the Lakers with 29 points, while Houston’s James Harden did not attempt a shot in the final quarter.
The Los Angeles Clippers are also just one win away from their conference finals after they defeated the Denver Nuggets 96-85.
LeBron James helped the Los Angeles Lakers to a 2-1 series lead over the Houston Rockets.
The Boston Celtics star criticised Turkey’s president Recep Erdogan in 2013 and paid a harrowing price.
Khris Middleton led the fight after the MVP’s departure, netting 36 points for the Bucks.
There was late drama in Orlando for a second successive night.
The Nuggets go on to face the Clippers.