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Lakers 127, Knicks 107: Scenes from an afternoon humiliation you hopefully avoided


NBA: New York Knicks at Los Angeles Lakers Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Knicks played perhaps their worst game of the season on Sunday, losing to the Los Angeles Lakers by the score of 127-107. Fortunately the NFL Conference Championship Games are on, so you didn’t necessarily have to watch NBA basketball to get your sports fix.

Where to start? The defense, probably. New York gave up 127 points to a Lakers team missing Lonzo Ball and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. They caught another break in the first half when Kyle Kuzma jammed his finger. Didn’t matter. Enes Kanter put up the softest double-double in history, as he steadfastly refused to guard Brook Lopez. Some tiny Kosta Koufos-looking bastard named Alex Caruso shredded the Knicks like he was Russell Westbrook. The whole thing sucked. Given what we saw today and against Memphis, the Knicks probably won’t win back-to-back road games this season.

Frank Ntilikina had himself a nice first half, scoring 7 points on a tidy 3-3 shooting. He even used those long gazelle strides of his to lop into the lane for a layup.

He only played 17 minutes total, of course. Recap to come.