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The Los Angeles Lakers have slept through the first quarter against the New York Knicks, then made a huge comeback and still lost. At Russell Westbrook, it was not.
New York Knicks (10-8) — Los Angeles Lakers (9-10) 106: 100 (Box score)
Westbrook was in the first half completely from the roll and debt equal to five turnovers, in addition he also hit one of his five field throws. With it, however, the Lakers in the second half was better, making the game after falling behind by 25 points early in the second quarter kept almost until the end.
The point guard took over after the break increased responsibility on offense without LeBron James, who was suspended after its confrontation with Pistons Big Isaiah Stewart for a game. Westbrook scored 18 of his 31 points (10/18 FG) in the third quarter and posted a strong triple-double with 13 rebounds and 10 assists, he even met 3/6 of Downtown.
At the end Westbrook complained yet about the launch of his team in the game: We did not play hard enough, quite simply, Westbrook said.
Even better shot Evan Fournier, who was the Knicks with 26 points at 6/9 of the distance of the scorer. Julius Randle collected in addition to his 20 points and 16 rebounds, was due to foul trouble but not much help in the fourth quarter.
Emma Walker was pale with 6 points (2/6 FG) and 5 assists, but the second unit gave the Knicks even without the injured Derrick Rose (ankle) much support. The reservists Obi Topping and Alec Burks contributed just as starter R.J. Barrett each at 12 meters, Immanuel Quickly (14) sank his four goals from Downtown (8 attempts) all in a row and earned at the end of a special commendation from Randle. He is not afraid
Melt is acclaimed in New York
Anthony Davis was with flu symptoms long doubtful for the game played, but then clearly impaired and scored just 20 points on 7/17 FG. The malaise is particularly noticed him at the free throw line where he converted only 11.5.
Carmelo Anthony was cheered loudly at his first Substitutes of the New York fans, the applause he then paid back, however, with some missed shots (12, 3/14 FG), at the end he missed two open shots from the three-point line. The biggest failure of the Lakers, however, was Taken Horton-Tucker, who scored as a starter not a single point in just under 29 minutes (0/8 FG).
Westbrook afforded a very weak start to the game and two turnovers in the first 90 seconds, which helped the Knicks to a dream start. Thanks to two three-pointers by Fournier, the hosts quickly led with 10: 0th The residue of the Lakers was even greater than before Malik Monk yet condensed with 5 quick points in the final minute to 20:36 at the end of the first quarter.
In the second section, however, the Knicks pulled away again, Burks made with a 3-point play for the biggest lead of the game, +25. Then the Lakers went defensive, however, the intensity, leaving only 9 points in the last seven minutes before half-time, with a run of 16: 4 L.A. went into the break. Attacking the Lakers made without LeBron but still a somewhat unimaginative impression many points came in individual actions and free throws.
Immanuel Quickly runs hot in the fourth quarter
Better it looked after the break, began when the Lakers with 9 points in a row before Fournier put the next major distance throw for New York. At this point, let Los Angeles, led by Westbrook in his best phase, not pull away the Knicks. The hosts took only a razor-thin lead of 83:81 in the final section.
Randle gave an unnecessary obstacle his team when he committed his fouls four and five within four seconds and had therefore with nine minutes remaining on the bench. Then he gave the Lakers with a technical foul from the bench even a free throw.
However, the guests did not use the chance, instead Quickly suddenly ran hot and raised with his fourth triple in a row at +12 to play with exactly five minutes. Anthony missed two good chances to shorten from downtown, in the end went the Lakers out of time.
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L.A. has now lost four of their last five games, the victory in Detroit was the only bright spot. In the upcoming game James them is nevertheless available again, now as I missed his only guest appearance at Madison Square Garden last year. He wanted to play. That's all I want to say no more, Vogel said after.