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Carmelo Anthony and the New York Knicks got the best of Kobe Bryant and a Los Angeles Lakers team that was without two of its best players earlier this month.
Things could be different this time around with Steve Nash and Pau Gasol both back on the court.
Looking to continue their recent home domination in this series, the surging Lakers try to extend their longest winning streak of the season in a heavyweight showdown against the Knicks on Christmas Day.
Bryant had 31 points, 10 rebounds and six assists while Dwight Howard and Metta World Peace scored a combined 43, but Los Angeles couldn't keep up at Madison Square Garden on Dec. 13, falling 116-107 in coach Mike D'Antoni's first game against New York since his resignation in March.
"I wanted to beat them. I wanted to beat the Lakers, especially protecting our home court," Anthony said after scoring 30 on 10-of-15 shooting. "It had nothing to do with Mike. I wanted to protect our home court and win t...
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Los Angeles Lakers point guard Steve Nash looked like his old self as he made his return to the court for Saturday's NBA game against the Golden State Warriors.
It was Nash's first game back since being injured in the second game of the season. Nash scored 12 points and had 9 assists, including some nice alley-oop passes to teammates Pau Gasol and Kobe Bryant.
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And when it comes to pitchmen, you can't go wrong with LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and Kevin Durant.
The league's three biggest and most-bankable superstars are unveiling new shoes on Dec. 25 to go along with...
Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve Nash started Saturday night in the Lakers' 118-115 overtime victory over the Golden State Warriors after missing 24 games because of a small fracture in his lower left leg.
Nash played 41 minutes and shot 5 of 8 for 12 points with nine assists. The two-time MVP was injured Oct. 31 against Portland.
Coach Mike D'Antoni told the media before...
NEW YORK -- After a lackluster start, Carmelo Anthony turned it on in the final minutes and so did the New York Knicks, who squeezed out a 94-91 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves at Madison Square Garden on Sunday. Anthony, cold from the floor for most of the game and down to his last foul with 3:04 left in the game, finished with 33 points, scoring the Knicks' last 12...
Kobe Bryant engineered a second-half comeback, helping the Los Angeles beat the New York Knicks 100-94 on Tuesday and extend the Lakers' winning streak to five games while lifting them to .500.
Bryant scored 34 points in his NBA-record 15th Christmas Day game and Metta World Peace added 20 points and seven rebounds while defending Carmelo Anthony, whose 34 points led the Knicks...
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Kobe Bryant engineered a second-half comeback, helping the Los Angeles beat the New York Knicks 100-94 on Tuesday and extend the Lakers' winning streak to five games while lifting them to .500.
Bryant scored 34 points in his NBA-record 15th Christmas Day game and Metta World Peace added 20 points and seven rebounds while defending Carmelo Anthony, whose 34...
The Knicks were thoroughly beaten despite the final score by the Chicago Bulls a few nights ago for the second time this season. Of the Knicks seven losses this season, you can argue that four have come at the hands of teams that play a very physical style of play.
The first sign that a physical team could be the Knicks’ kryptonite was the 105-95 loss at Memphis, when Carmelo...
The New York Knicks got off to their best start in decades due in large part to consistent 3-point shooting. They've recently struggled to hit from outside, and the team's recent slide looks like no coincidence.
The Knicks will try to avoid rare consecutive losses on Wednesday night when they visit the Phoenix Suns.
New York has employed the league's most 3-point-oriented...
It may have taken longer than expected, but the Los Angeles Lakers are finally starting to look like a force to be reckoned with.
The Lakers try to extend their winning streak to six for the first time in two seasons Wednesday night against the Denver Nuggets, who've proven nearly unbeatable on their home court.
Los Angeles (14-14) appears to have found it its stride after...
The ability of Steve Nash to help run the offense may extend Kobe Bryant's career.