Wow, Lakers being humiliated in Houston *

No Yao, no problem: Rockets lead by 29 after three quarters. And it really hasn't been that close. Is the series "over" because Yao Ming is hurt? Uh, no.

* Final: Houston 99, Lakers 87. Times columnist Bill Plaschke on Twitter: "Ok I'm making plans to come back to houston for thursdays game 6. How frustrating. How silly. I thought lakers better than this."

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