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New York Knicks at Los Angeles Lakers
7:30 PM Pacific time / 10:30 PM Eastern Time
Staple Center in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Local: None National: TNT
Line: Los Angeles Lakers +7.5
Los Angeles Lakers: 23-46, 14th in the Western Conference
Orlando Magic: 29-41, 9th in the Eastern Conference
Record vs. each other (2013-14 season): Knicks are 1-0 versus the Lakers this season
- The Los Angeles Lakers are coming off of a very rare win, as they beat the visiting Orlando Magic, 103-94, on Sunday. The Lakers had lost 7 of their previous 8 games prior to the Magic win.
- The New York Knicks have been hot of late, winning 8 in a row before having their streak snapped by the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday.
- Unlike the Lakers who were eliminated from playoff contention, the Knicks are fighting for the final Eastern Conference Playoff spot. The Knicks come into tonight’s game 3 losses back of the Atlanta Hawks who have been struggling of late.
- This is the first game that the Lakers and Knicks have met with Phil Jackson at the helm of the Knicks front office. From all reports, Phil Jackson is not expected to attend the game tonight.
- The Knicks are starting off their 5 game western road trip in Los Angeles tonight, then face the Sacramento Kings, Phoenix Suns, Golden State Warriors, then finish off their trip against the Utah Jazz.
- Carmelo Anthony had a game high 35 points in route to a 110-103 victory over the Lakers on January 26 at Madison Square Garden.
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