LeBron rallies Lakers to 111-106 victory over Rockets

Not worried about MVP James Harden ready to dig in for Rockets’ stretch run

A dejected Harden did not hold back with his criticism of Foster - who Paul complained about last season - after a third defeat in four for Houston.

Harden added: "Scott Foster man, I never really talk about officiating but just rude and arrogant". Kyle Kuzma and James each drew charges against Harden in the final three minutes of the game.

Reigning MVP James Harden, who had 30 points to extend his 30-point game streak to 32 games, had fouled out with 1:24 left in the game. He certainly did that on Thursday night against the Houston Rockets when his team needed it the most.

It was Los Angeles' sixth comeback victory this season when trailing by 15 or more at any point. At one point both Paul and coach Mike D'Antoni were slapped with technical fouls and by the time the Lakers finished shooting their free throws they had stretched the lead to 109-101 in the final minute.

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But Gatland insisted: "Look, we won't be going out there trying to antagonise him, because that's not in our make-up". England coach Eddie Jones will announce the matchday squad on Thursday.

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Holder, who last featured in a One Day International against India last November, also expressed eagerness to play again. West Indies captain Jason Holder said: "We were not up to scratch in the field with our energy and body language".

"It's lingering and it's something that needs to be looked at", he said when asked of the referee's turbulent relationship with the Rockets.

The Rockets lost all three games that Foster officiated during the 2018 National Basketball Association playoffs, including Game 7 of the Western Conference Finals.

The Rockets led by double digits in the third quarter and appeared primed to pull away from the Lakers, but they collapsed in the fourth quarter. "I don't think he should be able to even officiate our games anymore, honestly". Paul revealed that his gripes with Foster go way beyond this one game, to the point that he "met with the league with him before and all this stuff" about gripes he's had with Foster's officiating performances in the past. "I don't know what else to do", Paul said, according to ESPN's Rachel Nichols. "I don't know what else to do".

It's hard to ask much more of a guy than the 23.2 points, 11 assists and 10.8 rebounds James provided in those five appearances, even if three of them were losses.

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