The Lakers (24-46) defeated the Knicks (29-42) by a score of 127-96 Tuesday evening at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
New York held the Lakers to a mere 14 points during the first quarter, which tied the Knicks first-quarter low from last week’s game against the Indiana Pacers.
After scoring just two points in the first quarter, both of which came on free throws, Carmelo Anthony led New York in scoring with 29 points. Anthony also led the team with nine rebounds.
Five Knicks — Anthony, Amar’e Stoudemire, Tyson Chandler, J.R. Smith and Tim Hardaway Jr. — registered more than 10 points during the game.
The Knicks bench combined for 21 points during Tuesday’s game, while the Lakers bench recorded a total of 82 points. Los Angeles guard Xavier Henry had more points (22) than all of the Knicks bench players combined.
For the full recap, visit SNY.tv.
The Knicks will travel to Sacramento on Wednesday to play the Kings at Sleep Train Arena at 10 p.m.