Lakers Defeat The Knicks 99-82
The New York Knicks lost their second game in as many nights on the West Coast. After dropping yesterday’s game against the Warriors, New York couldn’t find a way to defeat the Lakers.
Link to BoxScore: http://scores.espn.go.com/nba/boxscore?gameId=311229013
There was plenty of blame to go around. Amar’e Stoudemire shot 4 of 17 (15 points) and had 4 turnovers. At one point the announcers questioned Carmelo Anthony’s defensive consistency, and he had 5 turnovers. Renaldo Balkman fouled Kobe Bryant on a made 3 pointer with the shot clock expiring. Toney Douglas breathed air. Mike Bibby was unable to fix the Knick point guard woes, with zero assists in 19 minutes. Bill Walker failed to provide an offensive spark, scoring just 1 point in 15 minutes.
On the positive side, Tyson Chandler had his first double-double as a Knick (13 pts, 11 reb) and was probably the team’s best player of the night. Steve Novak sunk 2 of the 3 treys he took. Finally the last thing to look forward to is the Knicks don’t play again tomorrow, and Saturday’s game starts at 8pm ET.