Los Angeles Lakers: 4 Lessons from win over New York Knicks

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The Los Angeles Lakers took the New York Knicks to the shed beating them down in the Staples Center. But at a price. Anthony Davis got hurt with a fall in the second half. Lake Show Life breaks down the game with Lake Show Life Lessons!

Let’s be clear here with the importance of the analysis of this game against the New York Knicks. Zero, zip, zilch, nada, squat. The question was not if the Los Angeles Lakers would beat the Knicks, but by how many points. Marcus Morris wasn’t playing. It wouldn’t have mattered if he did. Basically you get the point.

The Los Angeles Lakers smoked the New York Knicks like a pack of KOOL cigarettes winning 117-87 on Tuesday night. The Staples Center crowd got their free tacos and LeBron James got off the floor in a timely manner after suffering from an illness that kept him out of the early shoot around.

The topic of conversation will be all about the hard fall of Anthony Davis in the second half trying to block Julius Randle’s shot. He fell straight down without the benefit of being able to brace his fall.

The Los Angeles Lakers from this point forward will monitor AD’s progress and will hopefully take the scenic route on getting him back to the floor. If he sees the floor at anytime in the next two weeks, someone is missing the championship picture here. He’s out at least for the upcoming road trip at Oklahoma City and Dallas.


The early diagnosis that is being reported is a “sacral contusion.” The Lakers are extremely lucky that the X-Rays were negative for any fractures. Lake Show Life has been saying to our faithful readers to enjoy the ride and not sweat the issues the team has. This is a ride that not a lot of NBA teams have the chance to enjoy. It almost ended last night.

The Lakers will get two days off to get AD’s rehab started and figure out the rotations for seemingly the 100th time this season. They have now put that four-game losing streak in the past, coming back strong with a six game win streak. This streak is more impressive due to the defensive commitment Frank Vogel has demanded.

The team will take a 30-7 record on the road for a back-to-back challenge, playing  the Dallas Mavericks on Friday. A win will lock up the season series and a potential tiebreaker at the end of the season if needed. Then they travel to battle the Oklahoma City Thunder on Saturday. All of a sudden, the Thunder are playing well with Chris Paul reminding people that he is one of the greatest leaders of this era. These games are no longer cakewalks.

Let’s get to Lake Show Life Lessons.