Los Angeles Lakers at New York Knicks
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
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”