Knicks block LeBron at the finish, rally to beat Lakers

Sherman Parsons
March 19, 2019

LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers have been perhaps the league's biggest disappointment.

At one point during the Knicks 124-123 victory, of which NY closed the game on a 13-1 run after trailing by double digits, former player and current announcer Walt Clyde Frazier criticized James for his inability to galvanize his teammates through times of adversity. DeAndre Jordan also blocked one of his shots in the final minute, and James also missed a jumper with the Lakers clinging to a one-point lead. Matched up with Lebron James on his first start back from injury, LeBron's 33-point performance may trick those that didn't watch the game into thinking he had his way with Hezonja. However, Mario Hezonja was able to stick with the four-time MVP and provide a game-winning block for the home team.

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"To beat a great player, sometimes you've got to do the unexpected and you've got to make big plays", Knicks coach David Fizdale said, "because you know that they're gearing up to make a big play".

'We didn't close the game out, ' James told reporters afterwards.

"It bothers me that I didn't even get a shot at the hoop", James added.

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LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers suffered yet another loss on Sunday afternoon, and this time it was to the lowly New York Knicks.

"When you're the face of the National Basketball Association, I think you should be more a part of your team no matter what is going on", Frazier said. "And right we see he doesn't really care". 'We didn't do a good enough job of closing out the game.

The Lakers had an 11-point lead with 3:45 remaining but missed their final six shots from the field.

Due to the new lottery odds, even finishing with the eighth-worst record in the league gives you a better than 25 percent chance of a top-four pick.

Kevin Knotson had 19 points for the Knicks, one of five players in double figures.

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