Originally posted on Backyard Sports Blog  |  Last updated 12/14/12
The Lakers coaching staff was pretty much thrown together a couple weeks back and it showed last night against the Knicks.  Kobe Bryant was having some lower back troubles and needed assistance from the Knicks training staff.  Not a good look for your team Mike D'Antoni.  The Lakers would go down big early before fighting back late in the game and ultimately losing 116-107.  The offense looks out of sync, and the defense couldn't stop a nose bleed giving up 41 points in the 1st quarter.  Magic Johnson had a few words for the defense.  Dwight Howard resorted to some pushing to get a basket against Tyson Chandler, and then fouled Carmelo Anthony causing him to twist his ankle which you can watch in the video below. Carmelo talks about the ankle injury after the game. Check out our Home Page for more stories and follow us on Twitter and Facebook
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