Pre-Game Report: NYK vs LAL 12/29

New York Knicks (1-0) at Los Angelos Lakers (1-1)
10:30 PM PST, December 29, 2011
Staples Center Los Angelos , CA
Radio: 1050 ESPN Radio

Lakers Projected Starting Line-up:

PG: Derek Fisher
SG: Kobe Bryant
SF: Devin EBanks
PF: Josh McRoberts
C:  Pau Gasol

Key Reserves: Metta World Peace ,Matt Barnes, Troy Murphy

Knicks fans are trying to quickly forget about Wednesday’s embarrassing loss to the Warriors. The best remedy for a bad loss is a big win over a very good team, and what better team to get a dose of confidence off then the Lakers.

Quick Look Back:

Yesterday’s game with the Knicks was a rough game for fans to watch. Terrible offense and lackluster defense in the second half was the story for the Knicks. The Warriors played well, but the majority of the loss should be blamed on the Knicks themselves.

Laker fans have regained a bit of confidence in their squad with commanding win on Tuesday over the Jazz. They will still be without Andrew Bynum tonight, he is serving the last(4th) game of his original five game suspension. Kobe showed no signs of injury to his right wrist against the Jazz. He had a throwback Kobe number “8” moment with a sick left to right cross over that ended with a two-hand slam.

Injury Report:


Matt Barnes
(bursitis, left hip) is probable.
Derrick Caracter
(torn lateral meniscus, left knee) is out.
Pau Gasol
(sprained right shoulder) is day-to-day.
Josh McRoberts
(sprained left big toe and left thumb) is day-to-day.


Baron Davis

(Herniated Disc) is out

Jared Jeffries

(Sore right calf) is out

Iman Shumpert

(Sprained right MCL) is out


The stage is set tonight for a star-studded event between the Knicks and Lakers. On one end is the 5 time Lead Actor Oscar winner Kobe Bryant and 2 Time Best Supporting Actor Pau Gasol, and on the end is Stat and ‘Melo, a pair of actors who has starred in Block-Buster films but have yet to bring home the hardware.  Hopefully Stat and ‘Melo can put on a victory worthy performance.

Predictions: 104-99 Knicks


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