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New York Knicks


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vs. OKC
W 100-92
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L 82-103
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vs. LAL
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Lakers-Knicks Preview

(AP) -- While the New York Knicks and Los Angeles Lakers are two of the winningest franchises in NBA history, they find themselves at or near the bottom of their respective conferences heading into Sunday's matchup at Madison Square Garden.

This marks the teams' first meeting since Phil Jackson signed on to become New York's team president back in March. Jackson coached the Lakers to five of his NBA-record 11 titles during his 11 seasons in Los Angeles from 1999-2011. This game also serves as a reunion for Knicks coach and former Lakers guard Derek Fisher, who played a part in each of those five championships under Jackson.

New York has struggled in the series over the years, dropping 22 of the last 31 meetings. However, Carmelo Anthony scored a combined 64 points as the Knicks and Lakers split two matchups last season, with each team winning at home.

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Leaders
Points: Carmelo Anthony24.1
Rebounds: Amar'e Stoudemire7.0
Assists: Jose Calderon4.6
FG%: Carmelo Anthony44.9%
Steals: Shane Larkin1.25
Blocks: Samuel Dalembert1.28
Defense (Rank)
Points: 100.6 (20)
Rebounds: 42.8 (14)
Assists: 21.6 (13)
FG%: 46.0% (24)
FT%: 74.9% (12)
3P%: 38.8% (30)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 92.7 (29)
Rebounds: 39.9 (29)
Assists: 21.6 (13)
FG%: 43.9% (22)
FT%: 76.8% (10)
3P%: 35.9% (10)
Standings
Atlantic Division
  W L Pct GB
Toronto 33 15 .688 --
Brooklyn 18 28 .391 14.0
Boston 16 29 .356 15.5
Philadelphia 10 38 .208 23.0
New York 9 38 .191 23.5
Full Standings
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
1/31/2015 Lance Thomas Signed for the Rest of the Season
1/30/2015 Louis Amundson Signed for the Rest of the Season
1/27/2015 Langston Galloway Signed for the Rest of the Season
1/21/2015 Lance Thomas Signed to Second 10-Day Contract
1/20/2015 Louis Amundson Signed to Second 10-Day Contract
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Injuries
Date Player Status
1/29/2015 Travis Wear Strained left hip
1/29/2015 Tim Hardaway Jr. Right ankle
1/28/2015 Cole Aldrich Left shin contusion
1/25/2015 Amar'e Stoudemire Knee
1/24/2015 Jose Calderon Sore knee
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