Los Angeles Lakers: 3 Lessons from the win over New York Knicks

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LeBron James looked like he was going for 40 points in MSG. He basically disappeared in the second half.

Lake Show Life will warn you early. The media will start to wonder if LeBron James is starting to tire and if he needs to start taking games off. For the second time in as many games, LeBron started out strong and looked listless in the second half.

In the first half, he was killing the Knicks. Seriously. The man had the Garden in the palm of his hands.

Remember what was said about Julius Randle. A side-step 3 point shot? There’s a funny meme from Patrick Ewing that applies to this ridiculous shot. Enjoy it here!

But anyway, after the bricked shot by Randle, LeBron exploded down the floor in time to receive a perfect pass from Anthony Davis for a slam dunk. He was comfortable on the floor. What he was doing to the Knicks in the first half was almost disrespectful. The Knicks didn’t concern him a bit.

LeBron finished the first half with a dominant 19 points which led many to believe that he was on a mission to gain as much ground on Kobe Bryant on the NBA’s all time scoring list.

Then came the second half. After not contributing much in the loss to the Boston Celtics, there was a repeat performance against the Knicks. He finished with 21 points for the night.  James also contributed 5 assists and a season-high 5 steals.

Sure it’s the Knicks, but you know what they say. Once is an accident, twice is a coincidence and three times or more is  a trend.

Brooklyn is tomorrow, we’ll see if this is the start of a trend.