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Los Angeles Lakers forward Corey Brewer dribbles against New York Knicks forward Tim Hardaway Jr. during the second half at Staples Center. (Jayne Kamin-Oncea/USA TODAY Sports)
Los Angeles Lakers forward Corey Brewer dribbles against New York Knicks forward Tim Hardaway Jr. during the second half at Staples Center. (Jayne Kamin-Oncea/USA TODAY Sports)

Several Knicks players were disappointed with the team's effort in Sunday's 127-107 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center.

"They wanted it more," Tim Hardaway Jr. said, according to the New York Daily News' Stefan Bondy. "So we can't let that happen. It shouldn't be happening."

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New York Knicks forward Tim Hardaway Jr. guards Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram in the first half of the game at Staples Center. (Jayne Kamin-Oncea/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Knicks forward Tim Hardaway Jr. guards Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram in the first half of the game at Staples Center. (Jayne Kamin-Oncea/USA TODAY Sports)

Jordan Clarkson had 29 points and 10 assists, Julius Randle added 27 points and 12 rebounds, and the Los Angeles Lakers beat the New York Knicks 127-107 on Sunday for their sixth win in eight games.

Kyle Kuzma added 15 points for the Lakers (17-29), who continued their midseason surge of solid play. Rookie point guard Alex Caruso set career highs with nine points and eight assists, making the most of extensive playing time in the absence of injured Lonzo Ball.

Kristaps Porzingis, Tim Hardaway Jr. and Michael Beasley scored 17 points apiece for the Knicks, who have lost 12 of 16. New York slipped to 2-2 on its seven-game trip.

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New York Knicks guard Derrick Rose drives to the basket against Cleveland Cavaliers center Tristan Thompson during the first quarter at Quicken Loans Arena. (Ken Blaze/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Knicks guard Derrick Rose drives to the basket against Cleveland Cavaliers center Tristan Thompson during the first quarter at Quicken Loans Arena. (Ken Blaze/USA TODAY Sports)

Former New York Knicks guard Derrick Rose is in serious talks to join the Cleveland Cavaliers on a one-year deal and also met with the Los Angeles Lakers for three hours, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski and Brian Windhorst.

Rose, who underwent surgery in April to repair a torn meniscus, expressed his desire to remain a Knick to former team president Phil Jackson and his agent, B.J. Armstrong, in June.

However the Knicks are not among the three teams with whom Rose is considering signing, according to the New York Post's Fred Kerber. Rose reportedly met with the Milwaukee Bucks in early July.

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New York Knicks small forward Carmelo Anthony controls the ball against Los Angeles Lakers point guard D'Angelo Russell during the first quarter at Madison Square Garden. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Knicks small forward Carmelo Anthony controls the ball against Los Angeles Lakers point guard D'Angelo Russell during the first quarter at Madison Square Garden. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)

Lou Williams scored 22 points, Nick Young had 17 and the Los Angeles Lakers handed the New York Knicks an embarrassing 121-107 defeat on Monday night to stop a 12-game losing streak on the road.

Julius Randle and Brandon Ingram added 14 points apiece for the struggling Lakers, who won for only the third time in 13 games overall. They had dropped 17 of their previous 18 away from home, with the only road victory during that stretch coming on Dec. 16 in Philadelphia.

It was Los Angeles' first victory over New York at Madison Square Garden in six years.

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New York Knicks guard Brandon Jennings shoots as Washington Wizards forward Otto Porter Jr. defends during the first quarter at Verizon Center. (Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports)
New York Knicks guard Brandon Jennings shoots as Washington Wizards forward Otto Porter Jr. defends during the first quarter at Verizon Center. (Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports)

The New York Knicks face the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday at Madison Square Garden at 7 p.m. ET.

According to STATS:

  • The Knicks have won eight of their last 10 meetings with the Lakers, including each of the last five. The five-game win streak is New York's third-longest in franchise history against the Lakers, trailing a 12-game streak spanning 1957-1958 and a seven-game streak spanning 1993-1995.
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Dec 14, 2016; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez (11) reacts after hitting a three point shot against the Los Angeles Lakers during the first quarter at Barclays Center. (Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)
Dec 14, 2016; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez (11) reacts after hitting a three point shot against the Los Angeles Lakers during the first quarter at Barclays Center. (Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)

NEW YORK (AP) -- Bojan Bogdanovic scored 23 points, Sean Kilpatrick had 22 and the Brooklyn Nets sent the Los Angeles Lakers to their eighth straight loss with a 107-97 victory Wednesday night.

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Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez (11) controls the ball against Los Angeles Clippers center Marreese Speights (5) during the fourth quarter at Barclays Center. (Brad Penner)
Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez (11) controls the ball against Los Angeles Clippers center Marreese Speights (5) during the fourth quarter at Barclays Center. (Brad Penner)

The Nets host the Lakers at Barclays Center on Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m.

According to STATS...

  • The Lakers picked up their third straight win in this series with a 125-118 home win over Brooklyn on November 15. It was their most points scored against the Nets since November 29, 1994 (a 129-120 2OT win).
  • Los Angeles is winless in seven December games, after being 10-10 entering the month. During the losing streak the Lakers have been outscored by an average of 115.7 to 99.3, while allowing a combined .507 field-goal percentage.
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Derrick Rose (Adam Hunger/USA Today Sports Images)
Derrick Rose (Adam Hunger/USA Today Sports Images)

The New York Knicks (13-10) are off to their best start since a 54-win campaign in 2012-13 -- the last season they made the playoffs. Coach Jeff Hornacek's team will look to continue that momentum on Sunday when they take on the Lakers in Los Angeles in the second game of a five-game road trip.

The Knicks said guard Derrick Rose is probable after missing the past two games with back spams.

The Knicks knocked off the Sacramento Kings 103-100 on Friday when forward Carmelo Anthony scored 33 points, including two key free throws with 14.8 seconds left. Anthony topped 30 points for the fifth time this season and became the 29th player to reach 23,000 points. With 23,022, he's 127 shy of Hall of Fame forward Elgin Baylor on the career list.

 

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Brooklyn Nets guard Bojan Bogdanovic (44) dunks the ball against the Miami Heat during the first half at American Airlines Arena. (Steve Mitchell)
Brooklyn Nets guard Bojan Bogdanovic (44) dunks the ball against the Miami Heat during the first half at American Airlines Arena. (Steve Mitchell)

The Nets (4-6) are in Los Angeles to take on the Lakers (6-5) on Tuesday night.

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Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez (11) reacts after scoring against the Minnesota Timberwolves during the second quarter at Barclays Center. (Brad Penner)
Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez (11) reacts after scoring against the Minnesota Timberwolves during the second quarter at Barclays Center. (Brad Penner)

LOS ANGELES -- After getting blown out by the Minnesota Timberwolves, the Los Angeles Lakers will try to regroup at home.

The Lakers open a four-game homestand Tuesday night beginning with the Brooklyn Nets at Staples Center.

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Knicks president Phil Jackson appears in the latest Nike commercial, a sendoff of hatred for Kobe Bryant.

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Los Angeles Lakers forward Kobe Bryant posts up on New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony during the first quarter at Staples Center. (Kelvin Kuo/USA Today Sports Images)
Los Angeles Lakers forward Kobe Bryant posts up on New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony during the first quarter at Staples Center. (Kelvin Kuo/USA Today Sports Images)

Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant believes the New York Knicks, who have the third-worst record in the Eastern Conference, should put their faith in team president Phil Jackson.

"People in New York just need to trust the fact that he knows more about basketball than any of them put together," Bryant told ESPN's Ian Begley after the Knicks beat the Lakers late Sunday night.

As the Knicks have lost 18 of their last 24 games and fired coach Derek Fisher last month, Jackson wants to stick with the same personnel that the Knicks already have, which include interim head coach Kurt Rambis, Carmelo Anthony and the triangle offense.

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New York Knicks guard Jose Calderon moves the ball defended by Los Angeles Lakers guard Marcelo Huertas during the first quarter at Staples Center. (Kelvin Kuo/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Knicks guard Jose Calderon moves the ball defended by Los Angeles Lakers guard Marcelo Huertas during the first quarter at Staples Center. (Kelvin Kuo/USA Today Sports Images)

Jose Calderon hit a 3-pointer with two-tenths of a second left to give the New York Knicks a 90-87 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday night.

Carmelo Anthony scored 12 of his 26 points in the fourth quarter for New York. He shot 10 for 20 and had 12 rebounds.

Kobe Bryant had 14 points in his 29th and final head-to-head matchup in the regular season with Anthony. The Lakers had a combined 16-13 record in those games against the Knicks and Denver Nuggets.

The anticipated rematch between lottery picks Kristaps Porzingis and D'Angelo Russell never materialized. Porzingis, the Knicks' 7-foot-3 forward and fourth overall pick, was felled by a stomach virus and returned to the team's hotel. >> Read more

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Kristaps Porzingis (Gary A. Vasquez/USA Today Sports Images)
Kristaps Porzingis (Gary A. Vasquez/USA Today Sports Images)

New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis is out for Sunday's game against the Los Angeles Lakers with a stomach ailment, coach Kurt Rambis said before the game.

The 20-year-old rookie played 31 minutes in New York's loss to the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday.

Derrick Williams will start in his place, according to Rambis.

Lance Thomas will also be inactive.

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Los Angeles Lakers small forward Kobe Bryant shoots the ball over New York Knicks small forward Carmelo Anthony defending during the 4th qtr at Madison Square Garden. (Gregory Fisher/USA Today Sports Images)
Los Angeles Lakers small forward Kobe Bryant shoots the ball over New York Knicks small forward Carmelo Anthony defending during the 4th qtr at Madison Square Garden. (Gregory Fisher/USA Today Sports Images)

The New York Knicks will face the Los Angeles Lakers on the road Sunday at 9:30 p.m.

According to STATS:

  • The Knicks defeated the Lakers 99-95 in New York on November 8. Their 101-94 victory at Staples Center on March 12 of last season snapped the Knicks' seven-game road losing streak in this series.
  • The Lakers are 2-33 (.057) this season when they allow their opponent to shoot 48+ percent from the field, compared to 12-19 (.387) when they hold their opponent below 48 percent.
  • Kobe Bryant has scored 20 or more points in each of his last 11 home games versus the Knicks (he sat out the last two times the teams have met in Los Angeles).
  • D'Angelo Russell is 21-for-50 (.420) from behind the three-point arc so far this month. Entering this weekend, those 21 3PM were tied with Damian Lillard for the most in the NBA for the month of March.
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