Lakers Lose to Knicks 111-96 After Former Laker Julius Randle Scores 34 – NBC Los Angeles
Julius Randle had 34 factors and 10 rebounds in opposition to his former group and the New York Knicks beat the Los Angeles Lakers 111-96 on Monday evening for his or her third straight victory.
Coming off tense finishes in opposition to Memphis and Toronto, the Knicks led comfortably for a lot of the fourth quarter and moved again above .500 at 28-27.
Elfrid Payton scored 20 factors and Derrick Rose added 14 off the bench for the Knicks, who had loads of vitality on the second evening of back-to-back video games.
Dennis Schroder scored 21 factors and Markieff Morris had 17 for the Lakers, who fell to 5-7 since LeBron James sprained his ankle March 20, becoming a member of fellow All-Star Anthony Davis on the sideline.
Even with out them, the Lakers routed Brooklyn 126-101 on Saturday, tying their season excessive with 19 3-pointers. However in the identical metropolis, they discovered a Knicks group that performs a a lot totally different sport than the Nets.
Greater up entrance and a lot better defensively, the Knicks outrebounded the Lakers 47-33. Andre Drummond, who had 20 factors and 11 rebounds in opposition to the Nets, took solely three photographs and had three factors and 10 boards.
The Lakers have been no less than more healthy on this one, getting Kyle Kuzma again after he missed two video games with a left calf pressure. Wesley Matthews and Marc Gasol additionally performed after sitting out in Brooklyn with accidents.
It did not matter and the Lakers fell to 3-3 on their street journey that ends Tuesday in Charlotte.
New York had a 66-62 lead within the third quarter earlier than a 13-2 spurt, with Randle scoring the ultimate 5, prolonged it to 79-64. He had one other basket with 5.3 seconds remaining within the interval, giving the Knicks an 81-68 lead.
The Lakers ran off 10 straight factors halfway via the fourth to get inside 92-87, however Payton scored earlier than Randle transformed a three-point play to push it again to double figures. He adopted with one other basket after which a free throw because the lead grew to 100-87.
Lakers: Morris rolled his left ankle within the first quarter and left to have it re-taped earlier than returning. … Alfonzo McKinnie was out due to well being and security protocols.
Knicks: RJ Barrett missed his first eight photographs and completed with seven factors on 2-for-11 taking pictures. … The Knicks signed F/C Norvel Pelle to a second 10-day contract on Monday.
PLENTY OF PLAYERS
Between their accidents and Schroder’s ejection, the Lakers have been all the way down to eight rotation gamers obtainable through the second half of their victory Saturday. Eight is the minimal quantity to start a sport, however coach Frank Vogel mentioned he wasn’t frightened in regards to the Lakers going through that downside.
“We obtained all the way down to eight the opposite evening simply because we had a participant get ejected,” Vogel mentioned. “However usually, when it appeared like we have been extraordinarily depleted we nonetheless had 9 guys and I’m not going to fret about that getting any decrease till it occurs.”
Lakers: Go to Charlotte on Tuesday.
Knicks: Go to New Orleans on Wednesday.