The Houston Rockets will be without small forward Danuel House in Game 4 against the Los Angeles Lakers, marking the second straight game he'll miss.

The Rockets are calling House's absence a “personal reason.”

The Rockets are down 2-1 to the Lakers in the best-of-seven series. They have to win Game 4 since going down 3-1 to LeBron James and Anthony Davis is basically capital punishment.

Danuel House has appeared in nine games for the Rockets in the 2020 playoffs at Walt Disney World. He's averaging 11.4 points, 5.8 rebounds and 1.4 assists while shooting 43.5 percent from the field, 35.8 percent from beyond the arc and 76.9 percent from the free-throw line.

The Rockets will miss House's shooting and defensive skills in Game 4. Hopefully, everything is okay with the 27-year-old, as whenever a team states personal reasons, you just want to make sure the player and his family are doing well.

For the Rockets to win Game 4, they have to do a better job on defending James, Davis and Rajon Rondo. Obviously, stopping James and Davis is easier said than done since they are two of the best players in the world, but Houston can't let Rondo go off again. The former Boston Celtics star scored 21 points in Game 3 and shot 8-of-11 from the floor and a surprising 3-of-5 from deep.