Woof, Houston. We didn’t think you’d go out like that.

The Los Angeles Lakers ran the Houston Rockets off the court on Saturday night, cruising to a 119-96 Game 5 that never even felt that close. The win gave the Lakers the series win, 4-1, and will send the Rockets home disappointed again.

There will be plenty of Rockets postmortems to come, plenty of off-season discussion about whether or not Russell Westbrook has any future with this team, and if GM Daryl Morey could even do anything about that if he wanted. (Westbrook will make $41 million, $43 million, and $47 million in the next three seasons of his contract.)

That’s all to come. For now, let’s just look back at Game 5, a team win from the Lakers so comprehensive it felt settled by the end of the first quarter.

It was LeBron James who set the tone early, attacking the basket to start the first quarter. With the score at 3-2 (that early!), James said “yeah I got this.” What followed was a LeBron assist on a Markieff Morris 3, a LeBron driving layup, a Danny Green 3, a LeBron dunk, a LeBron driving layup, and then, finally, as the Rockets figured they probably should stop letting James get free looks at the basket, they sent him to the line, where he made two free throws. A 3-2 Lakers lead was now 17-4. L.A. never looked back.

James finished with a team-leading 29 points, and everyone else got involved equally — six Lakers finished with double-digit points. The Lakers’ starting 5 all had a +/- over 17. They just trashed them.

James Harden fought for points and at times kept the Rockets somewhat respectable — he finished with 30 points on 12-20 shooting. For the Rockets, though, that was it.

Westbrook looked completely over-matched, and the Rockets have to hope that he can rediscover what made him special over the years. I’m not sure if it was exhaustion or he’s losing a step, but Westbrook was unable to get past defenders in this game and this entire series.

If he doesn’t have that explosive first step that creates separation and forces defenses to make tough decisions, I’m … not sure what Westbrook is very good at. He’s not a great shooter, not an elite defender, and not someone who can control a game unless he’s blowing past people. He finished with 10 points on 4-13 shooting, and went 0-3 from beyond the arc.

The Rockets as a team shot 26% from deep, and hoisted 49 threes. The Lakers shot 51% from deep.

It could be tempting for the Rockets to say that’s just how it goes sometimes. The Lakers’ shots fell and the Rockets’ shots didn’t. But that’s not what happened. The Lakers, led by LeBron James, made the shots because they moved the ball as a team and created great looks.

The Rockets took turns hoisting them up. Game 5 may have been a bad aberration, but it exposed some serious issues that the Rockets will have to deal with moving forward. This offseason should be fun.

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