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Lakers Vs. Knicks: L.A. In Search Of Eighth Straight Win Against New York

The Los Angeles Lakers have started their road trip on a high note, winning the first three of their seven-game trek. They face a challenge tonight, on the second night of back-to-back games, facing the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden. Kobe Bryant and the Lakers have beaten the Knicks seven straight times, and have beaten them three straight times in New York.

Here is a look at tonight's probable starting lineups and injury reports:

Lakers (37-16)

  • Point Guard: Derek Fisher
  • Shooting Guard: Kobe Bryant
  • Small Forward: Ron Artest
  • Power Forward: Pau Gasol
  • Center: Andrew Bynum

Lamar Odom collided with Gasol in Thursday's win in Boston, and had to get eight stitches to close a gash on his forehead above his right eye after the game, per Dave McMenamin of ESPN Los Angeles.

Knicks (26-25)

  • Point Guard: Raymond Felton
  • Shooting Guard: Landry Fields
  • Small Forward: Danilo Gallinari
  • Power Forward: Amare Stoudemire
  • Center: Timofey Mozgov

Former Laker Ronny Turiaf has missed the last two games with a sprained right ankle, and is listed as questionable for tonight's contest.

For more information on tonight's game, be sure to read Silver Screen and Roll.