Final Score: Lakers 127 Knicks 96

The Lakers (24-46) defeated the Knicks (29-42) by a score of 127-96 Tuesday evening at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

The Lakers scored 51 points during the third quarter. The total was the largest amount recorded in a single quarter in Los Angeles’ franchise history and marked the most points ever given up in one quarter by the Knicks in their history.

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.




102 comments
ds2488
ds2488

Last night was pretty much the perfect ending to this miserable season.  Again, just sort of in shock that a completely incompetent clown like Woody was not fired 50 games ago when it still would have mattered.  Every time this team has had a chance to fight for his job, they no-show.  Because clearly the team has given up on him and it has been that way pretty much the whole season.  


I can't get over how disappointing and terrible this season has been, after the great year we had last year with largely the same roster (plus "additions" like Bargs, Metta, and Beno, who were all TERRIBLY misused by our incompetent "coach").  


I'd also be remiss if I didn't point out Stat's shocking -30.  Even if the guy scores 20 pts he still kills the team with his atrocious D and team play and "rebounding".  He should not see the court.


I've seen all year what a joke this "coach" is.  He should be minimizing Fatty Ray, JR, and Stat's minutes.  Not maximizing them.    

hashburry
hashburry

No one on this team or staff deserves to stay.  JR Smith just may be the worst 2 way guard in the league.  The Knicks have more players that really have no idea how to play at this level than any team I recall watching.  Felton so busy arguing that after he dribbles a ball off of 2 defenders' legs that he was fouled subsequently gives up an easy lay up because he doesn't seem interested in actually covering his man, Chandler never deserved defensive player of the year and is one of worst decision makers on defense ever to play center and Melo thinks running right through a guy on a one on one breakaway when the Knicks still had a chance to cut into a manageable deficit is a good way to score.


Jackson obviously has a ground up rebuild on his hands and it doesn't appear at this point that Jackson is all that invested.  I wouldn't be surprised if he thinks just putting his name on the franchise is worth the ridiculous contract he signed.

K-Strike
K-Strike

FIRE WOOD-BRAIN !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

So here is what Phil has to work with for next season, assuming Melo opts out;

STAT

Chandler

Bargnani

JR

Felton

Shumpert

Prigioni

Hardaway

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

Good thing we held the Lakers 14 in the 1st quarter. The got 113 over the next three. It could have been worse.

VerySilentJay
VerySilentJay

The season was lost too long ago to actually believe yesterday's new display of pathetic (now a Knick strength and apparently the only thing they're consistent at -being pathetic-) became the turning point of the season.

VerySilentJay
VerySilentJay

@ds2488  Woodson has been completely exposed, in every aspect of his job, this season.

The fact that he found his lineup and rotations 60+ games into the season pretty much says it all.


He can blame it all on injuries and whatnot, but that's something that every coach deals with, and somehow they still manage to pull the expected results.

This coach has killed this team, butchered its spirit early on, as well.


Of course, no players goes without blame. Not one. There comes a time when personal pride kicks in after pathetic outings. The Knicks have had too many of those and I've seen no signs of heart, leadership, or passion on the floor.


Imo, Woodson should've been fired in December. The fact that the team is playing slightly better than they were in the offseason should be a clear indicator of what his future should've been like...


You said it best, "the perfect ending to this miserable season".


Oh, the horror.

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

@VerySilentJay  

They have been starting the once-Knick Toney Douglas in Wade's absence, so perhaps LeBron may have a point.

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

@Biggie The Knicks #1 real fan coming out of hiding!You'll never give up because you're one of the true believers not in our team..... just our coach!   I bow to you Ol Helmet one! 

hashburry
hashburry

@Biggie  And I never really understand the fans who shake their fists at other fans who are unhappy with the team when they are playing like they don't care, occasionally showing up to play a game and then call those fans (insert overused tired insult like "hater" or "poser" here).  This team was perceived as bad by anyone who knew a minimal amount about basketball at the beginning of the season.  There is no being a fan rule book that dictates you support a team blindly, particularly one that is so pathetically run, most people think it is a joke.  Outside of NY, no one thinks the Knicks are anything but a pathetic franchise that is only a big deal in its own mind.  In SF, they actually compare the Knicks to the Clippers prior to their recent success.

hashburry
hashburry

@Biggie  Were you taking care of Chandler's personal reasons while he played?

upstater
upstater

@hashburry Of course Jackson is disinterested. He knows this roster is dreadful and that everyone needs to go to rebuild. So why not laugh and have a good time until the dealing starts?

VerySilentJay
VerySilentJay

@akamarb  Chandler and Felton.

Those 2 took a huge step back. And they're a lot more disappointing than Shumpert because those 2 are fundamental to this team.

lindro88
lindro88

@K-Strike  Firing him now would be like sending a kid home from school early.  Let him suffer through the last few weeks with everyone else.

zebeto
zebeto

@Knicks_Fanatic even with that roster , adding a few defensive minded low cost veterans .......plus a new COMPETENT COACHING STAFF .....they will make the playoffs next year , i really believe that .

1harris1
1harris1

This is a lost cause. If you can't hold a 15 point halftime lead at home against the Cavs in a must win situation, and then get blown out by the Lakers (minus Kobe, Gasol and Nash), you have no business talking about the playoffs.

lindro88
lindro88

@VerySilentJay  That Cleveland loss wasn't a turning point either. This is a bad team that was able to hang around that 8th seed due to the pathetic state of the NBA right now.  This is the worst season I've witnessed, and I go back to the pre Ewing days.  They had bad teams, but I never disliked them like I do this team.  

lindro88
lindro88

@zebeto  It is nice to have a smart guy around the team.  You don't often hear a team exec, coach, player, etc.. admit that the team was probably depressed over blowing that lead to Cleveland.  Despite the feeling that they don't look like they care, I'm sure they do.  These are people like everyone else.  You have a miserable day,  and it very often has an effect on you the next day.  No canned quotes like, "we were flat"    If I had a dollar for every time someone on the Knicks, mostly the coach mentioned they were "flat" I'd have like 80 dollars. One other thing worth mentioning,  MWP is a class act.  That guy appears to have really found peace.  

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

@VerySilentJay @ds2488Woody should have been fired after the playoffs last night if people were really paying attention.  Our goal should be to get far in the playoffs and he surely showed he has no idea about that. 

VerySilentJay
VerySilentJay

@Biggie  It depends on who comes out of the West imo.In terms of savvy and experience, SA's the only team that has that combination to really push Miami 

If Lebron can keep up his freakishly high shooting %, it's likely they'll get that 3rd ring, imo.

Lebron just takes over even with Wade and Bosh on the floor. That's how good he is, and that's how much the other 2 have regressed as 2nd and 3rd options.

But they're still star players that can make huge differences if they choose to.

VerySilentJay
VerySilentJay

@Knicks_Fanatic @VerySilentJay  Oh please.

The best player in the league along a star PF and surrounding by solid shooters...puting up a b¨tch fit because Wade is being rested for the playoffs?


He'd get killed for saying such a thing in NY.

hashburry
hashburry

@upstater @hashburry  I agree.  Jackson better be able to hypnotize other GMs if he wants to unloads the dreck on this roster!

hashburry
hashburry

@thatsagoodpoint @hashburry  The argument there seems to be he coached a slightly different group to 54 wins last year.  Smith played somewhat better last year for a contract, but he is now the worst type of player who points at his teammates while he may consistently be the worst player on the court,  I wonder if Woodson would have had him back at all if he had anything to say about it.  A new coach isn't going to increase the talent level on this team, or get them to play team ball.  The Knicks, more often than not bring in the wrong guys that you can't count on for an entire season.  Again, Jackosn needs to tear this team down and most likely throw away next season.

lindro88
lindro88

@VerySilentJay @akamarb  Chandler plays like he despises the system so much that he refuses to participate. I guarantee if he was on a good team, he'd be a different player.  Not an excuse, hes being paid to play hard regardless.  

VerySilentJay
VerySilentJay

@lindro88 @VerySilentJay  Like I said, the season was lost long. long ago.

Not against Philly, not against Cleveland.

When you position yourself about a dozen games behind a playoff spot early on....you know you're in deep sh!t.

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

@VerySilentJay @xmenreturn@ds2488I surely hope so. 
(i meant last year)

VerySilentJay
VerySilentJay

@thatsagoodpoint @VerySilentJay @Knicks_Fanatic  Like I said, feel free to conjecture anything you want.


If I wanted to make a comparison, I would have.


In fact, in the past I've been quite clear that they shouldn't even be compadred because LBJ's on another stratosphere and most do it because they came out of the same draft class with high expectations. But Lebron has always been the better palyer.


I was just laughing at the statement.


VerySilentJay
VerySilentJay

@thatsagoodpoint @VerySilentJay @Knicks_Fanatic

It's not exactly easy to judge a comment or its tone over the internet.

Obviously you can take it any way you wish


I just find the comments hilarious.

VerySilentJay
VerySilentJay

@Knicks_Fanatic @VerySilentJay  Agreed.

Still, b¨tchy comment.


"Poor you, boo hoo, one of your super friends isn't playing back to backs and is being saved for the playoffs....such a martyr..."


Like I said, b¨tch comment. 

lindro88
lindro88

@Biggie  You do realize 99 percent of the fan base never comment on this site.

lindro88
lindro88

@Biggie  You relish in it.  You seem like an intelligent guy.  You know this team has been a mess all season, but you continue to post nonsense.  I guess negative attention beats no attention.  

hashburry
hashburry

@Biggie  It would help your case just a bit if you actually had a rational view of basketball and the Knicks.

zebeto
zebeto

@hashburry @zebeto@Knicks_Fanatic......This Roster has no Defensive Fundamental once so ever !!!....get a coach who teaches defense and a few defensive veterans and this will win many more games .......think about it , this years roster is similar to the 2012-13 season ...with the exception that in the 12-13 season the Team played better team defense (sheed, kidd, k.thomas) and kept turnovers down .

lindro88
lindro88

@akamarb @lindro88 @VerySilentJay  Way more.  This team won 54 games last year.  All they needed to do was show up, play hard and they could have sleep walked to a 500 record in this conference.   i have to be honest, I didn't sit and watch that 23 win team every night.  I was talking more about the bad teams before Ewing was drafted.