Team Stats

  • Field Goal %

    • LAL 41.7
    • 53.2 NY
  • Three Point %

    • LAL 32.4
    • 48.0 NY
  • Turnovers

    • LAL 14
    • 6 NY
  • Rebounds

    • LAL 55
    • 45 NY

Game Information

Madison Square Garden
,
  • New York, NY
  • Line: NY -5.5
Attendance: 19,033
96%
Capacity: 19,763
Referees: Dan Crawford, Leroy Richardson, Leon Wood
12/14/2012 Associated Press

Melo, Knicks start fast before holding off Lakers

Carmelo Anthony scored 22 of his 30 points in the first quarter, and the New York Knicks held on after he departed with a sprained left ankle to beat the Los Angeles Lakers 116-107 in coach Mike D'Antoni's return to Madison Square Garden.

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Lakers27223127107
Knicks41272523116

Game Flow

LAL
NY
0:00 - 4th Quarter

LAL

107

NY

116

End of Game

Shot Chart

  • Antawn Jamison misses 25-foot three point jumper
  • Kobe Bryant makes 26-foot three point jumper (Chris Duhon assists)
  • Metta World Peace misses two point shot
  • Antawn Jamison makes 23-foot three point jumper (Dwight Howard assists)
  • Kobe Bryant makes 13-foot two point shot
  • Chris Duhon misses 25-foot three point jumper
  • Antawn Jamison misses 25-foot three point jumper
  • Metta World Peace makes 25-foot three pointer
  • Metta World Peace misses tip shot
  • Jodie Meeks misses 25-foot three point jumper
  • Jodie Meeks misses 24-foot three point jumper
  • Dwight Howard makes layup (Devin Ebanks assists)
  • Jodie Meeks misses 25-foot three point jumper
  • Jodie Meeks makes driving layup (Chris Duhon assists)
  • Devin Ebanks makes layup
  • Devin Ebanks misses three point jumper
  • Kobe Bryant misses layup
  • Chris Duhon misses 26-foot three point jumper
  • Dwight Howard makes two point shot
  • Dwight Howard makes two point shot
  • Kobe Bryant misses 25-foot three point jumper
  • Chris Duhon makes 25-foot three point jumper (Kobe Bryant assists)
  • Chris Duhon misses three point jumper
  • Dwight Howard makes 5-foot jumper (Kobe Bryant assists)
  • Tyson Chandler blocks Metta World Peace 's 1-foot layup
  • Devin Ebanks makes layup
  • Dwight Howard misses jumper
  • Metta World Peace makes layup (Kobe Bryant assists)
  • Jodie Meeks makes 24-foot three point jumper (Kobe Bryant assists)
  • Kobe Bryant misses 24-foot three point jumper
  • Ronnie Brewer blocks Robert Sacre 's 11-foot jumper
  • Kobe Bryant makes two point shot
  • Kobe Bryant misses 3-foot jumper
  • Metta World Peace makes 8-foot jumper
  • Dwight Howard makes layup
  • Jodie Meeks misses 24-foot three point jumper
  • Kobe Bryant makes three point jumper
  • Metta World Peace misses 20-foot jumper
  • Kobe Bryant misses 26-foot three point jumper
  • Metta World Peace misses tip shot
  • Jodie Meeks makes 24-foot three point jumper (Kobe Bryant assists)
  • Jodie Meeks misses 25-foot three point jumper
  • Jodie Meeks misses 24-foot three point jumper
  • Kobe Bryant misses tip shot
  • Carmelo Anthony makes 25-foot three point jumper
  • Carmelo Anthony makes 25-foot three pointer (Jason Kidd assists)
  • Ronnie Brewer makes 20-foot jumper
  • Raymond Felton misses 16-foot jumper
  • Raymond Felton makes driving layup (Jason Kidd assists)
  • Ronnie Brewer misses 23-foot three point jumper
  • Metta World Peace blocks Carmelo Anthony 's 18-foot jumper
  • Carmelo Anthony makes 16-foot jumper (Raymond Felton assists)
  • Raymond Felton misses 4-foot two point shot
  • J.R. Smith makes 19-foot jumper (Tyson Chandler assists)
  • Carmelo Anthony makes two point shot
  • Raymond Felton makes driving layup
  • J.R. Smith makes two point shot (Steve Novak assists)
  • Raymond Felton makes 16-foot jumper
  • Carmelo Anthony makes driving layup
  • Raymond Felton misses driving layup
  • Rasheed Wallace misses 26-foot three point jumper
  • J.R. Smith misses 18-foot jumper
  • Steve Novak makes 25-foot three point jumper (Pablo Prigioni assists)
  • Steve Novak makes 25-foot three point jumper (Jason Kidd assists)
  • Jodie Meeks blocks J.R. Smith 's 3-foot jumper
  • Carmelo Anthony misses 26-foot three point jumper
  • J.R. Smith misses jumper
  • Tyson Chandler makes layup (Raymond Felton assists)
  • Carmelo Anthony misses 19-foot jumper
  • Raymond Felton misses 25-foot three point jumper
  • Kobe Bryant blocks Raymond Felton's 2-pt jumper
  • Ronnie Brewer makes dunk (Jason Kidd assists)
  • Carmelo Anthony makes two point shot (Ronnie Brewer assists)
  • Raymond Felton misses 26-foot three point jumper
  • Tyson Chandler makes two point shot (Raymond Felton assists)
  • Raymond Felton misses layup
  • Raymond Felton makes 18-foot jumper
  • Carmelo Anthony misses 25-foot three point jumper
  • Dwight Howard blocks Raymond Felton's layup
  • Raymond Felton makes 13-foot two point shot
  • Raymond Felton misses 22-foot jumper
  • Tyson Chandler makes layup (Raymond Felton assists)
  • Steve Novak makes 25-foot three point jumper (Jason Kidd assists)
  • Ronnie Brewer makes 20-foot jumper (James White assists)
  • Steve Novak misses 25-foot three point jumper
  • James White misses jumper
  • Ronnie Brewer misses 22-foot jumper
  • J.R. Smith misses 23-foot jumper
  • Raymond Felton makes 19-foot jumper (Tyson Chandler assists)
  • Raymond Felton misses layup
  • Raymond Felton misses 10-foot
  • Raymond Felton misses 21-foot jumper
  • Tyson Chandler makes two point shot (Raymond Felton assists)
  • Raymond Felton misses 19-foot jumper
  • Raymond Felton misses 21-foot jumper
  • Raymond Felton misses layup
  • Jason Kidd misses 25-foot three point jumper

Research Notes

  • 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
    2012-13.0831-11*
    2011-12.70817-7
    2010-11.73917-6
    2009-10.65519-10
    2008-09.77821-6
    2007-08.69425-11
    *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.

  • 30 Points in 23 or Fewer Minutes - By Starter Since 1986-87 Season

    PTS-MIN
    TonightCarmelo Anthony30-23
    1995David Robinson31-21
    1989Mitchell Wiggins31-23
    1987Mark Aguirre36-23
    1986Moses Malone32-21

  • 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.

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