Game 44: Knicks vs. Lakers, 3:30 p.m.

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Today at 3:30 p.m. ET, the New York Knicks play host the Los Angeles Lakers.

The Knicks (16-27) are just hours removed from a historical night at the Garden Friday, when Carmelo Anthony reset the record books with a 62-point effort against the visiting Bobcats. The victory snapped the team’s five-game losing streak.

The Lakers (16-28), on the other hand, have dropped three in a row, all to Eastern Conference foes. The team is 8-17 on the road this season and is 2-4 on their current road trip.

Projected Starters (NYK): Raymond Felton, Pablo Prigioni, Iman Shumpert, Carmelo Anthony, Tyson Chandler

Projected Starters (LAL): Jodie Meeks, Kendall Marshall, Ryan Kelly, Wesley Johnson, Pau Gasol

613 comments
ponzies86
ponzies86

Bring back the Orange Jersey's

bockers
bockers

Pringles still can NOT coach DEFENSE.

bockers
bockers

Woodson still can NOT identify the 3 point shooters.No perimeter defense. It was nice to see drives to the basket.

Knicks are killed most games by points in the paint.

brookdon
brookdon

I feel bad for Chris Broussard. Lead reporter during the Lebronathon but now demoted to field reporter for interviews lol

Jaime
Jaime

Orange Jersey's (as was planned) and the Knicks would have lost tonight.

brookdon
brookdon

Lakers Blog Highlights!!

"God I hate the lol Knicks."

"as soon as kelly comes in melo starts scoring again

both wes & jordan had him covered well"

"chris paul state farm ads are awesome"

"melo showing us why he wants to come here this offseason"

"Nothing against Melo but think he sort of duplicates Kobe's role

Would rather have Love and Embiid, especially if he gets a good defensive coach"

"people who say that we shouldnt take Melo solely b/c he is getting older..

look at his game.. he basically faces you up and shoots that midrange or posts you up and shoots a turnaround. His game isnt based on athleticism."

"Man MDA doesn't know a defensive line up if it said D on it's chest.

Kelly on Melo hasn’t worked all day long try Wesley, or Hill who did a good job defensively on Melo."

"god, Melo is annoying!"

C0P0
C0P0

Hurray! We're on a win streak! 

SuperDuper
SuperDuper

Who coaches Lakers next yr? I can't see D'Antoni lasting. Maybe Woodson

rgm891
rgm891

Celtics 

Cavs

Heat 

Bucks


We should win three of the next 4? Right?

C0P0
C0P0

Liked the way Melo just sat on the ball. Jr would have shot a 3.

Seth Nadler
Seth Nadler

even though they should win, the team should still be talking about awful defense..the positive is with Bargs gone, the offense is smoother with Melo at the 4

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

Where do ya get those Alladin slippers that Felton is wearing?

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

There ya have it folks, I guess raw potatoes are better than processed ones. 

A nice needed win and we didn't lose to Pringles! 

I can hold my head down with pride tomorrow at work.

brookdon
brookdon

Felton and JR are both shooting below 75% from the line. Our backcourt

MetsKnicks
MetsKnicks

Why would we get the ball in to felton

brookdon
brookdon

We are making this harder than it needs to be.

rkj473
rkj473

he's still in the game? wth

C0P0
C0P0

WOW. Refs suck. 

bluprint13
bluprint13

JR and Young are the same player both extra stupid...

rkj473
rkj473

@bockers Neither can Woodson, and he's supposed to be a "defensive" coach.

knickfan2
knickfan2

His "sources" could have never prepared him for that demotion.

rkj473
rkj473

@Jerry Gee Neither should having a coach like Woodson but they allow that.

knickfan2
knickfan2

"Man MDA doesn't know a defensive line up if it said D on it's chest.

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LMAO!

Jaime
Jaime

@Jerry GeeHe gets it sometimes...but only sometimes.  Not even half the time.  But there are a few games (like 2 games out of 10) in which he'll get those star calls.  Other games, he can get whacked to hell and high water and nothing happens.

BigChiefTriangle
BigChiefTriangle

@rgm891 

This is the type of team you don't even want to bother with projections...no consistent offensive/defensive foundation...never know what you're gonna get.

VerySilentJay
VerySilentJay

@rgm891 "Should"?

Yes.

But if we've seen anything, is that the Knicks really don't follow logic.


They either show up or not.

Mr.Boots
Mr.Boots

@xmenreturn Since when did a player's sneakers not have to be black or team colors?

jeandd323
jeandd323

@xmenreturn we cannot ... lol

we got outcoached, outfoxed and outmatched  by J. Kidd and the Nets. I am in the doldrum until we avenge this loss.

brookdon
brookdon

Sad thing is that those jerseys are nice as hell. I would have gotten one if they weren't cursed.

brookdon
brookdon

Problem is that every player nowadays is a brand. Everyone has some sneaker deal that binds them to wear what their advertisers say

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

@Mr.Boots It's not just the color, it's the high gloss shine golden.  He look like Ali Baba

Mr.Boots
Mr.Boots

@xmenreturn@Mr.Boots Yeah, I would be, but there used to be a rule about that. I remember when only a player traded to a team would wear off-color sneakers until his company made up the proper ones Only time you saw al different color sneakers as the All-Star game