LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 29: Carmelo Anthony #7 of the New York Knicks and Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers talk during the first half at Staples Center on December 29, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Lakers Even Record With Home Drubbing Of Knicks

The Lakers have beaten the Knicks nine straight times.

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Lakers Vs. Knicks Final Score: Defense Leads L.A. To 99-82 Win

Kobe Bryant led all scorers with 28 points to lead the Los Angeles Lakers to a 99-82 win over the New York Knicks Thursday night at Staples Center. It was the second straight victory for the Lakers, who evened their record to 2-2 on the season.

Pau Gasol had his first double-double of the season with 16 points, 10 rebounds, five assists, and two blocks on Thursday. Bryant added four rebounds and six assists for the Lakers and scored 13 of their 17 points in the third quarter.

Carmelo Anthony led the Knicks with 27 points, but fell to 2-15 all-time against the Lakers at Staples Center, including the playoffs. The Lakers put the clamps on Amare Stoudemire, who made just four of 17 field goals and had just two rebounds in 32 minutes.

The Lakers pulled away by holding the Knicks to just 10 points in the fourth quarter, including just one point in the first six minutes of the final frame. The Lakers held the Knicks to just 31.3% shooting, one game after holding Utah to 32.2% from the field.

The Lakers got 40 points from their bench, who made seven of 11 three-point attempts. Steve Blake hit three of those threes and scored 11 points. Forward Josh McRoberts started but will move to the bench beginning Saturday with the return of center Andrew Bynum. McRoberts, who Lakers' radio broadcaster John ireland has taken to calling McRambis in honor of the scrappy former Laker Kurt Rambis, had 10 points, six rebounds, three steals, and two blocks.

The Lakers battle the Denver Nuggets next in a home-and-home over the weekend, beginning with a Saturday afternoon affair at Staples Center.

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Lakers Vs. Knicks Game Score: Kobe Bryant Scores 15, Leads Lakers To 63-51 Halftime Lead Over Defenseless Knicks

Hot shooting propelled the Los Angeles Lakers to a 63-51 halftime lead over the New York Knicks Thursday night at Staples Center. Kobe Bryant scored 15 points to lead the Lakers, who shot a blistering 71.9% (23 for 32) from the field in the opening 24 minutes against the ole defense of the Knicks.

Carmelo Anthony scored 18 points to lead the Knicks, who shot 33.3% (12 for 36) from the field in the opening half.

The Lakers were down 19-14 midway through the first quarter, but turned that into a seven-point advantage by the end of the period, then a 45-29 lead with 7:32 remaining in the second quarter. In about ten and a half minutes, the Lakers outscored the Knicks 31-10.

Pau Gasol scored 10 points, grabbed four rebounds, and blocked two shots in the first half for the Lakers, who are looking for their second win in a row. The Lakers made their first five three-point shots they attempted: two by Jason Kapono, and one apiece from Steve Blake, Derek Fisher, and Metta World Peace; before Bryant missed one in the final minute.

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Kobe Bryant Injury: Lakers Star Guard Eager To Get Wrist Healthy

Kobe Bryant is a warrior on the court and seldom does the NBA veteran of sixteen years ever miss a game due to an injury. Despite multiple torn ligaments and tendons in his wrist, Bryant continues to play for the Lakers, even though he is in clear pain on the court. He will suit up for Thursday as Los Angeles takes on the Knicks, and he will likely continue to do so until the wrist heals.

Bryant is determined to get full strength back in his wrist and is seemingly always looking for a chance to heal the injury whenever possible. Take this for example:

If that isn't the sign of a true veteran of the game who wants to play, I don't know what is. Nothing will stop Kobe as long as he can play, even if he isn't anywhere near 100% physically. So far in 2011, you wouldn't even know Bryant is dealing with a bad wrist. He is averaging 27.7 points, 5.7 assists and 6.7 rebounds per game. Pretty decent.

For more on Bryant and the Lakers, head on over to Silver Screen and Roll.

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Lakers Vs. Knicks: Game Time, TV Info And More

The Los Angeles Lakers look for their second win of the season on Thursday night as they host the New York Knicks at Staples Center. Kobe Bryant has led the Lakers in scoring in each of their three games this season, and is closing in on becoming the youngest player ever with 28,000 NBA points, needing 49 more to reach the milestone. Here are the relevant details of tonight's game:

Records: Lakers (1-2); Knicks (1-1)

Time: 7:30 p.m. PST

Location: Staples Center, downtown Los Angeles

TV: TNT, with Kevin Harland and Reggie Miller calling their second Lakers game from Staples Center in three nights.

Streaking: The Lakers have beaten the Knicks eight straight times, though this is the first meeting between the two teams since Carmelo Anthony joined New York.

Melo in LA: While with the Denver Nuggets, Anthony's teams were 2-14 against the Lakers at Staples Center, including the playoffs.

Second Bananas: Amare Stoudemire is averaging 18.5 points and 8.0 rebounds through two games for the Knicks, while Pau Gasol is averaging 17.0 points and 8.7 rebounds per contest for the Lakers.

For more Lakers news and information, be sure to read Silver Screen and Roll.

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Kobe Bryant Needs 49 Points To Reach 28,000 In His Career

Kobe Bryant is closing in on another scoring milestone, though he would need quite an effort on Thursday night as the Los Angeles Lakers host the New York Knicks to reach his latest feat. Bryant needs 49 points to reach 28,000 in his career.

Bryant has been the youngest player in NBA history to reach 23,000, 24,000, 25,000, 26,000, and 27,000 points, and would be the youngest to reach 28,000 as well. Kobe is 33 years, 128 days old on Thursday, over a year younger than Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who was 34 years, 363 days old when he reached the milestone in 1982.

There are only five players in league history to score 28,000 points.

Fastest To 28,000 Points in NBA History
Rank Player Games to 28,000 Total Points
1 Wilt Chamberlain 825 31,419
2 Michael Jordan 886 32,292
3 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 1,008 38,387
4 Karl Malone 1,070 36,928
5 Shaquille O`Neal 1,154 28,596

Bryant currently has 27,951 points through 1,106 games in his career. His season high in points last year was 42, and Bryant hasn't scored 49 points in a game since March 1, 2009 in Phoenix.

Thursday's 7:30 p.m. PST game will be televised by TNT. For more Lakers news and information, be sure to read Silver Screen and Roll.

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Kobe Bryant, Lakers Host Carmelo Anthony, Knicks At Staples Center

The Lakers have beaten the Knicks eight straight times.

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