NS Los Angeles Lakers dropped to 9-10 during the season after losing on the road to the New York Knicks, 106-100.
Los Angeles didn’t have LeBron James in this contest because he was suspended a game for him role in change with Detroit Pistons center Isaiah Stewart.
The Lakers started the game with absolutely no energy, and the Knicks responded with fine shots to take a double-digit lead early on. The Lakers led 16 after 12 minutes.
Los Angeles cut its deficit late in the first half, which Russell Westbrook took a step further in the third by triggering a comeback attempt.
However, the Lakers were exhausted in the fourth inning, and Immanuel Quickley made some tough 3s in the final minutes to batter LA.
Here’s how the Lakers scored individually after a tough loss at Madison Square Garden:
Russell Westbrook’s 18 points in the third quarter was the only reason the Lakers even turned this game around, especially since the Knicks had a 25-point lead at one point.
Westbrook got to the belt, made free throws (8/9) and 3s (3/6) and headed home teammate’s net with sharp passes on the way to tripling 31 points, 13 recoveries. recovery, 10 times support. . Unfortunately, it wasn’t enough to rob a win, but he deserves points for the effort he put in.
Avery Bradley had one of his best offensive games of the season. The Lakers needed more sources of attack as Anthony Davis dealt with flu-like symptoms, and Bradley answered the call.
He scored 15 points (5/11 FG, 3/8 3P), 9 rebounds and 2 steals in 30 minutes.
Talen Horton-Tucker was back in the starting line-up in LeBron’s absence, but his slippage persisted in this game. He missed all eight of his shots and was rated negative 18 on the night, by far the worst of any player.
The Lakers are in dire need of him to find form in the first three games back from injury.
Davis’ score is a difficult one to assess because of the condition in which he was admitted. He clearly doesn’t resemble his dominant self compared to Julius Randle in the low end, and both the eye test and the numbers back that up.
The star centre-back scored 20 points from 17 shots and missed six free throws.
Malik Monk’s first-half performance carried the load of the level. Most of his scoring took place there, but he fell as the game progressed. He scored 12 points in 31 minutes coming on from the bench, but 1/7 of his shots from deep wouldn’t get the job done.
Carmelo Anthony didn’t return to the Madison Square Garden he wanted. The 37-year-old striker scored a total of 3/4 and 2/8 from deep to go through with 5 fouls. He took four out of five free throws for 12 on the night, but a more efficient outfield could lead to victory.
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