Knicks stuff LeBron to cap rally

Elena Summers
March 20, 2019

New York Knicks' Mario Hezonja (8), right, blocks what could have been the winning shot by Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James, left, during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, March 17, 2019, in New York. "Being the competitor that I am, it bothers me that I didn't make enough plays down the stretch", James told reporters after the nail-biter. "Of course that stuff bothers me", James said.

NY ended the game on a 13-1 run the final 3:14 of the game to come away with a 124-123 victory.

The Lakers meanwhile are stuck in 11th spot in the Western Conference with 31 wins and 39 defeats, nine wins fewer than the Los Angeles Clippers, who occupy the last remaining playoff berth. On the other end, they surrendered second chances to NY, which took the edge for good on a pair of free throws from Emmanuel Mudiay - who had a team-high 28 points and eight assists - with 22 seconds left.

"He's one of the all-time great players in our league", said Walton.

The four-time NBA Most Valuable Player shot 11-for-26 from the field and overcame an 0-for-6 performance from the 3-point line by making 11-of-13 attempts from the free-throw line during his 35 minutes of play. "With the lack of experience closing out games, you're going to have that. It felt like we let our foot off the gas a little bit".

Hall of Fame point guard Walt "Clyde" Frazier wasn't holding back when sharing his thoughts on Lakers star LeBron James.

This appears to be more about James likes to sit at the end of the bench and sometimes nobody else happens to be there besides Tyson Chandler in street clothes.

If it thought things couldn't feel more hopeless, Los Angeles sure didn't play like it in NY.

Bullock's 3-pointer and 16-foot jumper capped the Lakers' 36-point quarter and gave the club a 66-63 advantage at intermission.

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