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.
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