Knicks Outmuscled by Lakers, 109-87 by Derrel “Jazz” Johnson

Los Angeles Lakers center Andrew Bynum had 18 points, 7 rebounds, and 2 blocks in 25 minutes, his size causing problems for the New York Knicks, namely Amar’e Stoudemire, but was ejected with 11:26 left in the fourth quarter. Advantage Knicks? Not at all. After the Knicks made three of four free throws to cut the lead to 81-73, the Lakers would go on a 28-14 run to close the game and finish off the Knicks, 109-87.
The Lakers outrebounded the Knicks 61-42, and were lead by Kobe Bryant, with 27 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists. Pau Gasol had a monster game with 20 points, 14 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 blocks, while Lamar Odom added 13 points, 18 rebounds, and 4 assists off the bench. Shannon Brown scored 16 points off the bench.
After a 1-10 start, Amar’e Stoudemire led the Knicks with 23 points, 10 rebounds, 6 blocks and 4 assists, while Wilson Chandler added 19 points, 4 rebounds and 3 blocks. Raymond Felton finished with 12 points, 6 rebounds, and 7 assists, and Landry Fields, a native of the Los Angeles area, chipped in with 12 points and 8 rebounds.
The Knicks have lost seven straight to the Lakers and have not defeated the Lakers since February 13, 2007, when the Knicks defeated the Lakers 107-106 in Los Angeles.


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The Razz and Jazz Sports Blog was created by Marc "Razz" Rasbury and Derrel "Jazz" Johnson to create fresh opinions on New York Sports and beyond from two credentialed members of the media.
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