Field Goal %
- LAL 41.7
- 53.2 NY
Three Point %
- LAL 32.4
- 48.0 NY
- LAL 14
- 6 NY
- LAL 55
- 45 NY
- New York, NY
0:00 - 4th Quarter
End of Game
Carmelo Anthony scored a season-high 11 transition points Thursday, with nine coming in the first quarter. Anthony averaged just 2.8 transition points in his first 21 games this season.
The Knicks scored 25 transition points Thursday against the Lakers and made six transition 3-point field goals, each of which were season-highs. Entering Thursday's game the Knicks were averaging 11.1 transition points per game, which ranked 29th out of 30 NBA teams. The Lakers allowed a season-high 2.08 points per play in transition Thursday and are now allowing 18.3 transition points per game this season, the third-most in the league.
Lakers Win Pct When Kobe Bryant Scores 30 Points - Last 6 Seasons
W-L 2012-13 .083 1-11* 2011-12 .708 17-7 2010-11 .739 17-6 2009-10 .655 19-10 2008-09 .778 21-6 2007-08 .694 25-11 *Lost 9 straight
Jason Kidd guarded Kobe Bryant on 18 of his 32 plays Thursday, more than all other Knicks players combined. Bryant had four of his five turnovers and averaged 0.89 points per play while guarded by Kidd, compared to 1.07 points per play against all other defenders.
Carmelo Anthony had a team-high 30 points in 23 minutes Thursday, and the Knicks were far more efficient with him on the floor. They shot over 60 percent with Anthony on the floor and were held under 45 percent when he was on the bench. Anthony left the game with a sprained left ankle with 6:41 remaining in the third quarter and the Lakers outscored the Knicks by eight points over the final 18:40 of the game.
Carmelo Anthony is on pace to set the record for most 1st-qtr PPG in the last 15 seasons.
Carmelo Anthony and Kobe Bryant entered tonight with the most total 1st-quarter points in the NBA respectively. Both raised their averages after tonight (Anthony: 22, Bryant: 13), but Melo widened his league lead in scoring average.
Carmelo Anthony put up a career-high 22 points in the 1st quarter tonight. Melo owns 3 of the 4 highest scoring 1st quarters so far this season.
Boston trailed by 21 points with just under 19 minutes left in Game 3, but by the end of the night, Avery Bradley was a hero for the top seed.
Marcus Smart steps into Isaiah Thomas' role and draws praise on both sides of the court for a poised performance.
LeBron James established some career lows in the Cavs' stunning Game 3 loss to the Celtics.