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Game Recap: Lakers Score 51 Points In A Quarter, Run Away With Win Reviewed by Momizat on . The Lakers finished off their home stand Tuesday night against the New York Knicks. The team welcomed back Xavier Henry and Chris Kaman, but were without the se The Lakers finished off their home stand Tuesday night against the New York Knicks. The team welcomed back Xavier Henry and Chris Kaman, but were without the se Rating: 0
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Game Recap: Lakers Score 51 Points In A Quarter, Run Away With Win

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The Lakers finished off their home stand Tuesday night against the New York Knicks. The team welcomed back Xavier Henry and Chris Kaman, but were without the services of Pau Gasol and Steve Nash.

Gasol was recovering from his illness (vertigo) and felt better but ultimately decided to sit out. Nash missed his second game after feeling a tweak in his back in the Lakers game against the Washington Wizards. To the surprise of almost everybody, Chris Kaman got the start in place of the injured Gasol.

First Quarter
The Knicks came out fast and hit their first three shots en route to an 8-0 lead. Chris Kaman finally got the Lakers on the board at the 7:53 mark with two free throws. Nick Young came in off the bench and injected some offense into the team, however the Lakers still trailed 13-11 with three minutes left in the quarter. The Lakers continued to struggle offensively and Tim Hardaway Jr. hit a three in the final seconds to give the Knicks a 22-14 lead after one quarter.

Second Quarter
The Lakers started the quarter on a 12-2 run, including a pair of Xavier Henry threes, and took a two point lead, 26-24. The Lakers continued their hot shooting in the second quarter as Young and Bazemore both hit threes to add to lead.

The Lakers saw their lead climb as high as 13 points before allowing the Knicks to crawl back within seven points. The Lakers outscored the Knicks 36-18 in the second quarter and took a 50-42 lead into halftime.

Third Quarter
The Lakers continued their hot shooting and grew their lead to 21 points after a quick 15-4 run to open the quarter. The Knicks hit back to back threes to come within 19 points but the Lakers would lead comfortably the entire quarter. The Knicks defense had no answer for the Lakers offense as the team would score a franchise record 51 points in the quarter and take a 101-73 lead into the final quarter.

Fourth Quarter
The Lakers struggled to find their offense at the beginning of the fourth quarter as the Knicks went on a 7-1 run to open the quarter. Nick Young hit back to back threes to put the Lakers back up by 26 points and they never looked back. The Lakers started slow but the offense picked up in the second quarter and carried the Lakers to a 127-96 win over the Knicks, their second win in a row.

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VIDEO: Chris Kaman After The Win, And Not Having Played In A Game For Several Weeks


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  • MR.LONELY

    COME ON LAKERS YOU NEED TO DO THAT WITH THE HEAT NOT KNICKS,honestly IMO WE NEED TO TRADE OUR PICK SINCE WE ALMOST HAVE NO CHANCE TO A TOP 4 PICK Trade our pick TO MARC GASOL,JOAKIM NOAH OR DRUMMOND

  • Jim213

    “DP: Offense efficiency at it’s finest, forget defense.” smh

    • Jim213

      Still going with these players for next season. Farmar (2nd unit), X Henry (possibly-health), Brooks, Bazemore, Hill, Sacre (signed for next yr), and Meeks.

  • LakersHeatBeef

    Lakers will have the top pick in the draft IMO.Lady luck will call the Lakers name then the Lakers will draft Andrew Wiggins and they will then sign Dante Exum via free agency since he will force his way to the Lakers and the loophole is any foreign player can be signed as long as a player has no contract with a pro team and Exum must withdraw from the draft in order to be signed by the Lakers outright.Imagine a backcourt of Dante Exum and Andrew Wiggins for the next decade.Lakers are still going to win games in the meantime.Rebuilding Now.

  • J. Whitlock

    It means nothing.Lakers mean absolutely nothing this season.The Lakers are terrible and need to rebuild and tanking was the last hope they had and that is now long gone.All the players on the Lakers mean nothing in the big picture no championships coming from this current makeshift roster ever.Lakers need new players in order to win another championship.51 points means nothing.

  • MichaelL

    It may mean nothing, but it was fun to see a blowout for a change.

  • TheLakers

    It Means one thing, Mike Woodson is even worst than MDA. 51 points in one quarter.

  • HeatCliff83

    Lakers have good players, but not consistent to play the same level every game. It was fun to watch and to see them win. I almost forgot to feel this way but it was great to be reminded once in a while how great this team can be. :) This team has a lot of potential and can do great things but still missing a leader to lead them. I can’t wait until next season, expectations are high and demands great results. Great Leaders delivers great Results… The Black Mamba is preparing for the War next season and win it… he is choosing his battles carefully….

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