Here are the scores, updates, and results of the NBA 2020-2021 regular season match between the Los Angeles Lakers (LAL) vs New York Knicks (NYK) on April 13, 2021 (All times are in Philippine Standard Time) at the Madison Square Garden.
The defending champs got dominated by the New York Knicks with a final score of 111-96 in favor of the Knicks.
Julius Randle tallied 34 points against his old team to go along with 10 rebounds and 4 assists. Payton added 20 points to help his team defeat the Lakers while Rose had 14 who came off the bench.
“Really poor passing, some bad decisions and some it you have to credit the defense. But as good as we were offensively two nights ago, we were just as bad tonight,” Frank Vogel shared.
Since March 20 when LeBron James sprained his ankle, the lakers drop down to 5-7 since then. Schroder finished the game as the highest scorer for the squad, scoring 21 points, dishing out 6 assists, and grabbed 3 rebounds. Morris had 17 while Kuzma had 14.
“Even when AD or LeBron is there in a basketball game we get turnovers as well,” Schroder said. “So end of the day we’ve just got to be extra careful and myself — not putting nobody into this but myself — I’ve got to control even my turnovers.”
After that monstrous game in Brooklyn, Drummond only scored 3 points and grabbed 10 rebounds while playing for 25 minutes.
The New York Knicks advance to 28-27 while the Lakers drop down to 33-21.
Lakers vs Knicks
Quarters: 28-26; 24-29; 16-26; 28-30
Knicks (111) – Randle 34, Payton 20, Rose 14, Bullock 12, Gibson 8
Lakers (96) – Schroder 21, Morris 17, Kuzma 14, Caldwell-Pope 12, Horton-Tucker 10