5 Facts to Know for Knicks-Lakers

The Knicks welcome the Lakers to The Garden.

*Facts Courtesy of the New York Knicks

1 Home Cooking

After defeating Atlanta Sunday, the Knicks are 12-5 at The Garden this season.

The Spurs and Celtics are the only other teams with at least 12 home wins.

2 Porzingod

Kristpas Porzingis had a game-high 30 points, eight rebounds, and three blocks in Sunday’s win.

It was KP’s ninth 30-point game of the season. He had just three such games in his first two seasons.

3 Broadway Debut

Lonzo Ball will make his first career start at The World’s Most Famous Arena tonight.

The much-hyped rookie is averaging 8.6 points, 7.1 assists and 6.8 rebounds.

4 THe Other Guy

While Lonzo Ball gets all the headlines, their other first round pick Kyle Kuzma is quietly making a name for himself.

The rookie from Utah has double-doubles in three of the team’s past four games and is averaging 16.0 points and 6.7 rebounds.

5 Stat Back

Former Knicks Amar’e Stoudemire will return to The Garden for the first time since retiring tonight.

Stoudemire signed a one-day contract to retire as a Knick in 2016 and as part of The Garden’s first Hanukkah Night, he will light a ceremonial menorah before the game.