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The Knicks continue their road trip today in LA, as they take on the Lakers.

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1 The Last Time They Met ...


The Knicks will be looking to sweep the season series today after beating the Lakers, 113-109, in overtime back on Dec. 12 at The Garden.

Kristaps Porzingis had a monster game, scoring 37 points with 11 rebounds and 5 blocks.

2 Red-Hot Hardaway

Bill Pidto, Alan Hahn and Wally Szczerbiak look at how Tim Hardaway Jr. lifted the Knicks to an exciting win over the Jazz in Utah.

Despite being held to a minutes restriction, Tim Hardaway Jr. was able to take on the scoring burden for the Knicks in Friday’s win over the Jazz.

Hardaway scored 31 points in 27 minutes against Utah and shot 6-for-7 from three-point range. He’s averaging 22 points, 4.3 rebounds, 2.3 assists, and 1.3 steals in his last four games.

3 Big Baller Free Zone


Lonzo Ball is expected to miss today’s matchup due to a left knee injury. It’s the fourth straight game Ball has missed with the ailment. Ball is averaging 10.2 points per game, 7.1 rebounds and 7.1 assists.

The Lakers could also be without Brandon Ingram and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, as both are listed as questionable for today’s game. 

4 Burke Gets His Shot

Alan Hahn and Wally Szczerbiak head to the box score to break down the performances from Courtney Lee and Trey Burke.

Recently signed Trey Burke came up big for the Knicks Friday, as the former first-round pick of the Jazz came back to haunt Utah.

In 15 minutes, Burke scored 7 points, dished out 2 assists and grabbed 2 rebounds.