12/13/12 Lakers at Knicks tonight at 5pm Pacific on TNT

 

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Los Angeles Lakers at New York Knicks

12/13/12

 5:00 PM Pacific time / 8:00 PM Eastern Time

Madison Square Garden in New York, New York

TV:   National: TNT

Line: Los Angeles Lakers +6

2012-13 Records:

Los Angeles Lakers: 9-13, 12th in the Western Conference

New York Knicks: 16-5, 1st in the Eastern Conference

Record vs. each other (2012-13 season): Have not matched up this season.

  • Lakers have lost 4 in a row and riddled with injuries.
  • Knicks come in winners of their last 2 and 8 of their last 10 games.
  • Steve Nash isnt expected for for at least another 2 weeks and Pau Gasol remainst day to day. Steve Blake is still recovering from surgery and wont be expected to return until well after the New Years.
  • Amare Stoudemire hasn’t played a game for the Knicks this season due to him recovering from off season knee debridement. It is not clear when Amare will return.
  • Kobe Bryant and Carmelo Anthony are 1 and 2 in the NBA scoring list with averages of 29.2 and 27.7 respectively.
  • D’Antoni returns to New York for the first time as an opposing coach against his former team.

– Fern Rea “@fullcourtfern”