NBA --- Davis powers Lakers past Knicks, 100-92
By Oliver Iglesias
Fri, 24 Jan 2020
NEW YORK – Anthony Davis tallied 28 points, 5 assists and went 13-for-13 on free throws to lead the visiting Los Angeles Lakers over the New York Knicks 100-92 on Wednesday night at the Madison Square Garden.
All-Star LeBron James scored 21 points and is only 44 points off Kobe Bryant for third place on NBA’s career scoring list.
The Lakers are coming off their worst loss of the season Monday in Boston and were expected to breeze through the Knicks, a team struggling with a 12-32 record.
But the halftime score was 48-all and James had to figure out a way to improve the team’s scoring.
“I was more of a facilitator in the second half. I wanted to get AD (Davis) going. He looked a little out of rhythm in the first half,” James iterated.
Also at the post-game locker room media interview, PhilBoxing.com was able to touch base with Lakers power forward Kyle Kuzma and asked him on the adjustments he made on the second half to enable him to contribute 10 points, mostly from assists.
“I guess my teammates found me. I was open during transition, even got a couple offensive rebounds. Coach Frank also called some plays for me in the second half, so those kind of helped,” Kuzma said.
LA guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope also finished in double figures with 13 markers.
Marcus Morris Sr had 20 points and 6 rebounds while Damyean Dotson added 17 points anchored on 5-for-11 three-point shooting – for the losing side.
Los Angeles shot 43.9 percent overall (36-for-82) while New York had 40.9 percent on 36-for-88 conversion.
The Knicks host Pascal Siakam and the Toronto Raptors this Friday, January 24.
Click here to view a list of other articles written by Oliver Iglesias.
|Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:|
JOSEPH “JOJO” DIAZ, JR. AND WILLIAM ZEPEDA SET TO BATTLE IN DANGEROUS CROSSROADS FIGHT
, Tue, 09 Aug 2022ESPN KNOCKOUT IN LATIN AMERICA TO BROADCAST NEXT DETROIT BRAWL, FEATURING ERGASHEV, IZMAILOV AND MICHIGAN’S BEST NEW FIGHTERS
, Tue, 09 Aug 2022Rances Barthelemy Feels his Last Performance will Garner him Another Big Fight at Super Lightweight
, Tue, 09 Aug 2022Sons Rise - Jimuel Pacquiao and Campbell Hatton
By Teodoro Medina Reynoso, , Mon, 08 Aug 2022Abne beats Bacolod by UD
By Lito delos Reyes, , Mon, 08 Aug 2022Mike “Bad Man” Ohan, Jr. Moves to 16-1
, Mon, 08 Aug 2022FVR: Ama ng Philippine National Games
By Eddie Alinea, , Mon, 08 Aug 2022Antipolo City team to compete in Sen. Manny Pacquiao Tuna Festival chess meet
By Marlon Bernardino, , Mon, 08 Aug 2022Charly Suarez Dominates Mark John Yap, Retains WBA Asia belt
, Mon, 08 Aug 2022VERGIL ORTIZ, JR. DEFEATS MICHAEL MCKINSON VIA TECHNICAL KNOCKOUT
, Mon, 08 Aug 2022Dante is WBF Int’l minimum champ
By Lito delos Reyes, , Sun, 07 Aug 2022Chess Olympiad: PH Women's Team Beats Slovenia; Men's Team Bows to Greece
By Marlon Bernardino, , Sun, 07 Aug 2022Pasig City King Pirates rule over Iloilo Kisela Knights to claim PCAP GM Wesley So Cup
By Marlon Bernardino, , Sun, 07 Aug 2022Return of the Mick: Conlan Dominates Marriaga in Belfast Main Event
, Sun, 07 Aug 2022CASTANEDA AND MORAN ARE VICTORIOUS IN PROBOX TV’S 140 lb. LAST CHANCE TOURNAMENT SEMI-FINALS
, Sun, 07 Aug 2022Ancajas-Martinez rematch set Oct. 8
By Lito delos Reyes, , Sun, 07 Aug 2022Results from Thailand: Thais Yuttapong, Ongjunta Score WBA ASIA Title wins Saturday in Bangkok
By Carlos Costa, , Sun, 07 Aug 2022BORNEA TO SEE ACTION IN MEXICO ON AUGUST 19
, Sun, 07 Aug 2022Suarez aims overseas campaign as he defends WBA regional title today
, Sun, 07 Aug 2022Weights from Hanover, Maryland
, Sun, 07 Aug 2022Paragua shocks Duda in Chennai Chess Olympiad
By Marlon Bernardino, , Sun, 07 Aug 2022Boca, Ponteras lose in Thailand
By Lito delos Reyes, , Sat, 06 Aug 2022Moralde, Duno, Bernaldez make weight
By Lito delos Reyes, , Sat, 06 Aug 2022DENIEGA DISPOSES FORMER CHAMP JARO IN 4 ROUNDS
, Sat, 06 Aug 2022Prince Maverick Cornelio tops GM Balinas Training Center 1st Anniversary.
By Marlon Bernardino, , Sat, 06 Aug 2022