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Short-handed Lakers fail to finish off Knicks, drop to 1-4 without LeBron – Daily News

Short-handed Lakers fail to finish off Knicks, drop to 1-4 without LeBron – Daily News
  • Los Angeles Lakers middle Tyson Chandler, prime, dunks as New York Knicks ahead Kevin Knox watches in the course of the first half of an NBA basketball recreation Friday, Jan. four, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photograph/Mark J. Terrill)

  • New York Knicks ahead Kevin Knox, proper, dunks as Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball defends in the course of the first half of an NBA basketball recreation Friday, Jan. four, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photograph/Mark J. Terrill)

  • Los Angeles Lakers ahead Brandon Ingram, proper, shoots as New York Knicks guard Allonzo Trier defends in the course of the first half of an NBA basketball recreation Friday, Jan. four, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photograph/Mark J. Terrill)

  • New York Knicks guard Trey Burke, proper, shoots as Los Angeles Lakers guard Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk, left, and middle Ivica Zubac defend in the course of the first half of an NBA basketball recreation Friday, Jan. four, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photograph/Mark J. Terrill)

  • New York Knicks middle Enes Kanter, left, blocks the shot of Los Angeles Lakers middle Ivica Zubac through the first half of an NBA basketball recreation Friday, Jan. four, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photograph/Mark J. Terrill)

  • New York Knicks guard Emmanuel Mudiay, left, shoots as Los Angeles Lakers ahead Brandon Ingram defends through the first half of an NBA basketball recreation Friday, Jan. four, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photograph/Mark J. Terrill)

  • Los Angeles Lakers guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, left, shoots as New York Knicks ahead Luke Kornet defends through the first half of an NBA basketball recreation Friday, Jan. four, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photograph/Mark J. Terrill)

  • Knicks ahead Noah Vonleh, entrance, shoots across the protection of Lakers middle Ivica Zubac, proper, through the first half of Friday’s recreation at Staples Middle. The Lakers misplaced 119-112, dropping to 1-4 without LeBron James. (AP Photograph/Mark J. Terrill)

  • Los Angeles Lakers ahead Michael Beasley, proper, shoots as New York Knicks ahead Kevin Knox defends in the course of the first half of an NBA basketball recreation Friday, Jan. four, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photograph/Mark J. Terrill)

  • New York Knicks middle Enes Kanter, middle, tries to shoot as Los Angeles Lakers middle Ivica Zubac, left, and guard Lance Stephenson defend in the course of the first half of an NBA basketball recreation Friday, Jan. four, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photograph/Mark J. Terrill)

  • LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 04: Enes Kanter #00 of the New York Knicks and Tyson Chandler #5 of the Los Angeles Lakers go for a rebound in the course of the first quarter at Staples Middle on January 04, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: Consumer expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or utilizing this photograph, Consumer is consenting to the phrases and circumstances of the Getty Photographs License Settlement. (Photograph by Harry How/Getty Photographs)

  • LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 04: Kevin Knox #20 of the New York Knicks dunks in entrance of Josh Hart #Three and Lonzo Ball #2 of the Los Angeles Lakers in the course of the first quarter at Staples Middle on January 04, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: Consumer expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or utilizing this photograph, Consumer is consenting to the phrases and circumstances of the Getty Photographs License Settlement. (Photograph by Harry How/Getty Pictures)

  • LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 04: Ivica Zubac #40 of the Los Angeles Lakers goes for a rebound through the first quarter towards the New York Knicks at Staples Middle on January 04, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: Consumer expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or utilizing this photograph, Consumer is consenting to the phrases and circumstances of the Getty Pictures License Settlement. (Photograph by Harry How/Getty Photographs)

  • LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 04: Noah Vonleh #32 of the New York Knicks makes an attempt a layup through the first half towards the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Middle on January 04, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: Consumer expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or utilizing this photograph, Consumer is consenting to the phrases and circumstances of the Getty Photographs License Settlement. (Photograph by Harry How/Getty Pictures)

  • Jeanie Buss, left, controlling proprietor and president of the Los Angeles Lakers, talks with director Spike Lee earlier than an NBA basketball recreation between the Lakers and the New York Knicks on Friday, Jan. four, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photograph/Mark J. Terrill)

  • New York Knicks guard Trey Burke, left and Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball chase the ball in the course of the second half of an NBA basketball recreation Friday, Jan. four, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Knicks gained 119-112. (AP Photograph/Mark J. Terrill)

  • LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 04: Trey Burke #23 of the New York Knicks drives previous Lonzo Ball #2 of the Los Angeles Lakers in the course of the first half at Staples Middle on January 04, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: Consumer expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or utilizing this photograph, Consumer is consenting to the phrases and circumstances of the Getty Pictures License Settlement. (Photograph by Harry How/Getty Pictures)

  • LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 04: David Fizdale of the New York Knicks calls out a play through the first half towards the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Middle on January 04, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: Consumer expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or utilizing this photograph, Consumer is consenting to the phrases and circumstances of the Getty Pictures License Settlement. (Photograph by Harry How/Getty Pictures)

  • LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 04: Damyean Dotson #21 of the New York Knicks makes an attempt a layup previous Josh Hart #Three of the Los Angeles Lakers through the half at Staples Middle on January 04, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: Consumer expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or utilizing this photograph, Consumer is consenting to the phrases and circumstances of the Getty Pictures License Settlement. (Photograph by Harry How/Getty Pictures)

  • Los Angeles Lakers ahead LeBron James, left, talks with ahead Brandon Ingram in the course of the second half of the workforce’s NBA basketball recreation towards the New York Knicks on Friday, Jan. four, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Knicks gained 119-112. (AP Photograph/Mark J. Terrill)

  • LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 04: Josh Hart #Three of the Los Angeles Lakers scores on a jumper in entrance of Josh Hart #Three and Brandon Ingram #14 of the Los Angeles Lakers through the first quarter at Staples Middle on January 04, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: Consumer expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or utilizing this photograph, Consumer is consenting to the phrases and circumstances of the Getty Pictures License Settlement. (Photograph by Harry How/Getty Photographs)

  • Kentavious Caldwell-Pope #1 of the Los Angeles Lakers celebrates his three with JaVale McGee #7 in the course of the first half towards the New York Knicks at Staples Middle on January 04, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.

  • New York Knicks guard Tim Hardaway Jr., proper, shoots as Los Angeles Lakers middle Ivica Zubac defends in the course of the second half of an NBA basketball recreation Friday, Jan. four, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Knicks gained 119-112. (AP Photograph/Mark J. Terrill)

  • LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 04: Trey Burke #23 of the New York Knicks drives on a falling Josh Hart #Three of the Los Angeles Lakers, as Enes Kanter #00 seems to be on, throughout a 119-112 Knicks win at Staples Middle on January 04, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: Consumer expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or utilizing this photograph, Consumer is consenting to the phrases and circumstances of the Getty Photographs License Settlement. (Photograph by Harry How/Getty Photographs)

  • LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 04: Allonzo Trier #14 of the New York Knicks passes out of the protection of Lonzo Ball #2, Tyson Chandler #5 and Lance Stephenson #6 of the Los Angeles Lakers throughout a 119-112 Knicks win at Staples Middle on January 04, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: Consumer expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or utilizing this photograph, Consumer is consenting to the phrases and circumstances of the Getty Pictures License Settlement. (Photograph by Harry How/Getty Pictures)

  • LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 04: (L-R) Kentavious Caldwell-Pope #1, Rajon Rondo #9 and Tyson Chandler #5 of the Los Angeles Lakers look on from the bench throughout a 119-112 New York Knicks win at Staples Middle on January 04, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: Consumer expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or utilizing this photograph, Consumer is consenting to the phrases and circumstances of the Getty Photographs License Settlement. (Photograph by Harry How/Getty Photographs)

  • LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 04: Luke Walton of the Los Angeles Lakers calls in a play throughout a 119-112 New York Knicks win at Staples Middle on January 04, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: Consumer expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or utilizing this photograph, Consumer is consenting to the phrases and circumstances of the Getty Photographs License Settlement. (Photograph by Harry How/Getty Pictures)

  • LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 04: JaVale McGee #7 of the Los Angeles Lakers scores on a layup previous Enes Kanter #00 of the New York Knicks throughout a 119-112 Knicks win at Staples Middle on January 04, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: Consumer expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or utilizing this photograph, Consumer is consenting to the phrases and circumstances of the Getty Pictures License Settlement. (Photograph by Harry How/Getty Photographs)

  • LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 04: Brandon Ingram #14 of the Los Angeles Lakers makes an attempt a shot in entrance of Mario Hezonja #eight of the New York Knicks throughout a 119-112 Knicks win at Staples Middle on January 04, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: Consumer expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or utilizing this photograph, Consumer is consenting to the phrases and circumstances of the Getty Photographs License Settlement. (Photograph by Harry How/Getty Pictures)

  • LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 04: Tyson Chandler #5 of the Los Angeles Lakers and Enes Kanter #00 of the New York Knicks attain for a rebound throughout a 119-112 Knicks win at Staples Middle on January 04, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: Consumer expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or utilizing this photograph, Consumer is consenting to the phrases and circumstances of the Getty Pictures License Settlement. (Photograph by Harry How/Getty Photographs)

  • LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 04: Ivica Zubac #40 of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts to his dunk with Damyean Dotson #21 of the New York Knicks throughout a 119-112 Knicks win at Staples Middle on January 04, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: Consumer expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or utilizing this photograph, Consumer is consenting to the phrases and circumstances of the Getty Pictures License Settlement. (Photograph by Harry How/Getty Pictures)

  • LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 04: Brandon Ingram #14 of the Los Angeles Lakers makes an attempt a shot between Emmanuel Mudiay #1 and Enes Kanter #00 of the New York Knicks throughout a 119-112 Knicks win at Staples Middle on January 04, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: Consumer expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or utilizing this photograph, Consumer is consenting to the phrases and circumstances of the Getty Pictures License Settlement. (Photograph by Harry How/Getty Pictures)

  • LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 04: Brandon Ingram #14 of the Los Angeles Lakers argues an out of bounds name with referee Ken Mauer #41 throughout a 119-112 New York Knicks win at Staples Middle on January 04, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: Consumer expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or utilizing this photograph, Consumer is consenting to the phrases and circumstances of the Getty Photographs License Settlement. (Photograph by Harry How/Getty Pictures)

  • LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 04: Mario Hezonja #eight of the New York Knicks scores on a layup throughout a 119-112 win over the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Middle on January 04, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: Consumer expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or utilizing this photograph, Consumer is consenting to the phrases and circumstances of the Getty Pictures License Settlement. (Photograph by Harry How/Getty Pictures)

  • LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 04: Michael Beasley #11, LeBron James #23 and Moritz Wagner #15 of the Los Angeles Lakers react to a Laker goaltending behind Mario Hezonja #eight of the New York Knicks throughout a 119-112 Knicks win at Staples Middle on January 04, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: Consumer expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or utilizing this photograph, Consumer is consenting to the phrases and circumstances of the Getty Photographs License Settlement. (Photograph by Harry How/Getty Pictures)

  • LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 04: Lonzo Ball #2 of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts to a Laker foul throughout a 119-112 loss to the New York Knicks at Staples Middle on January 04, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: Consumer expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or utilizing this photograph, Consumer is consenting to the phrases and circumstances of the Getty Pictures License Settlement. (Photograph by Harry How/Getty Pictures)

  • Los Angeles Lakers middle JaVale McGee, left, sits on the bench subsequent to coach Luke Walton through the closing seconds of the group’s NBA basketball recreation towards the New York Knicks on Friday, Jan. four, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Knicks gained 119-112. (AP Photograph/Mark J. Terrill)

LOS ANGELES — If a victory Friday night time wasn’t a should, it was very a lot wanted.

However it wasn’t to be.

The Lakers – depleted by accidents to LeBron James, Kyle Kuzma and Rajon Rondo – couldn’t compensate sufficiently for a hefty free-throw disparity and 17 turnovers as they misplaced 119-112, awarding the Knicks simply their 10th victory this season and their second up to now 15 video games.

L.A. (21-18) fell to 1-4 without James, who suffered a groin damage in the course of the Christmas Day recreation at Golden State. In all 4 losses, the Lakers had second-half leads.

“That’s an unfortunate loss,” Lakers coach Luke Walton surmised. “The frustrating part about it is it’s the things we talk about; it’s getting back on defense, taking care of the ball, not fouling.”

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The loss weighed particularly closely as a result of, beginning with Friday’s affair, the Lakers’ schedule delivered seven consecutive opponents who presently sit outdoors of playoff place. Within the wild Western Convention, the place three losses in 4 video games will drop a workforce from fifth to eighth within the standings, truly profitable the winnable video games – comparable to Friday’s – is of nice import.

However the recreation yo-yo’d within the guests’ favor for a lot of the night time, together with down the stretch after the Lakers took the lead for the primary time late within the third quarter.

Within the fourth quarter, the Knicks made 16 of 20 free throws and the Lakers dedicated 5 turnovers – interconnected occurrences, Walton stated.

“They shot (41) free throws tonight, on the road; that’s a lot,” Walton stated. “(It’s) because we’re turning the ball over, and now we’re at a deficit coming back on defense.”

For the sport, the Knicks went 34 of 41 from the road in contrast with the Lakers’ 20 free-throw makes an attempt, of which they made 15 (together with considered one of simply two within the fourth quarter).

The Lakers entered the ultimate quarter up 92-86, after McGee (18 factors, 9 rebounds) carried the load for a stretch of the third quarter, scoring eight consecutive factors for the Lakers, who seemed up and located themselves trailing solely 83-81 with Three:57 left within the quarter.

Then Ivica Zubac (10 factors off the bench in 12 minutes) took a move from Lance Stephenson and scored on one finish, after which blocked Tim Hardaway Jr. on the opposite to spur a fast-break bucket by Brandon Ingram that gave the Lakers their first lead and cranked up the quantity at Staples Middle, the place there was a sellout crowd of 18,997.

Svi Mykhailiuk’s Three-pointer seconds later – off a move from Josh Hart – additional ratcheted up the power and prolonged the Lakers’ benefit to 88-84 with 2:40 to go within the third.

However that power and the ball motion that preceded it disappeared late because the Knicks outscored the Lakers 11-Three within the last 4 minutes.

“The ball was moving beautifully when we built our lead,” Walton stated. “We got to the fourth quarter and we had a couple of possessions of nice ball movement. And then, once shots didn’t go in, guys started trying to do it on their own. That’s not a recipe for us to win.”

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope agreed.

“Even in late-game situations, we still gotta make that extra pass,” stated Caldwell-Pope, who completed with 19 factors on 6-of-16 capturing. “Even if we miss three or four, we still gotta be able to make that extra pass and still be able to trust in our teammates and not try to play one-on-one ball.”

After the Lakers have been whistled for a five-second violation on an inbounds play out of a timeout, Lonzo Ball sank his fifth and sixth Three-pointers of the sport within the ultimate quarter – tying a season-high and slicing the Knicks’ lead to 114-112 with the final one.

However a goaltending name on McGee, adopted by a turnover by Ball (his sixth and the Lakers’ 17th) led to a bucket by Enes Kanter on the opposite finish that gave New York (10-29) a 118-112 lead with 33.6 seconds remaining.

Hart missed consecutive Three-point makes an attempt from the highest of the important thing after which fouled Mario Hezonja, who made certainly one of his two foul photographs to cap the 11-Three game-closing spurt, sealing the Lakers’ fourth loss in six video games and snapping the Knicks’ eight-game dropping streak.

Ball completed with 17 factors, six rebounds and two assists.

Hardaway Jr. had 22 factors to lead the Knicks, who had six different gamers rating in double figures, together with Kanter and Trey Burke, who had 16 apiece off the bench.

“We’re in new roles, especially short-handed,” stated Hart, who obtained the beginning and shot 2 for 11, together with 1 for 9 from Three-point vary, and completed with six factors. “We’ve got to learn how to handle adversity, how to execute down the stretch when it’s most important.”

The Lakers trailed by solely 4 at halftime, regardless of moments of insistence that the Knicks please take the sport and run away with it in a turnover-plagued opening 24 minutes.

L.A. fell behind by as many as 17 factors within the first quarter, when it shot 9 for 23 (39.1 %) and three for 10 from the arc, whereas the Knicks made 14 of 31 photographs (45.2 %) and went 7 of 14 from Three-point vary. Six Knicks scored within the first 12 minutes, led by Hardaway Jr., who opened with 11 factors.

The Lakers’ youth got here primarily from Ball and Zubac. Ball had eight first-quarter factors on a pair of Three-pointers and a layup off a steal that closed the hole to 24-16. And Zubac had six factors, six rebounds and two assists in his first seven minutes.

A lineup of Ingram, Mykhailuk, Stephenson, Tyson Chandler and, in his first motion since Dec. 7, Michael Beasley, have been charged with digging out of a 14-point gap to begin the second quarter.

Beasley punched in and acquired proper to it, with six factors, two rebounds and an help. Again-to-back Three-pointers by Ball and Caldwell-Pope pulled the Lakers to inside 54-50 earlier than Ingram muscled in a shot on the rim over a pair of defenders to shut it to 63-59 at intermission.

“Once shots didn’t go in [in the 4th], guys start trying to do it on their own and that’s not a recipe for us to win.”

Luke Walton addresses the media following tonight’s 119-112 #Lakers loss to New York. pic.twitter.com/BgwHO9tsdH

— Spectrum SportsNet (@SpectrumSN) January 5, 2019

? Lonzo Ball talks about stopping fouls and shifting the ball higher on the finish of video games. pic.twitter.com/Nbc2RMAAlZ

— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) January 5, 2019

[email protected]_Ingram13 discusses the #Lakers’ sluggish begin to the sport and why the offense turned stagnant late within the 4th Q. pic.twitter.com/n3ouXxQuvL

— Spectrum SportsNet (@SpectrumSN) January 5, 2019

? JaVale McGee talks about enjoying aggressive from the beginning. pic.twitter.com/cOif4qX8kq

— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) January 5, 2019

? Kentavious Caldwell-Pope emphasizes the necessity to stick collectively, and stick to the sport plan, regardless of enjoying shorthanded. pic.twitter.com/ZiQgDSRBor

— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) January 5, 2019

? Lakers make a late second half push however fall brief to the Knicks, 112-119. pic.twitter.com/KppRm00c82

— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) January 5, 2019