Lakers fall to Knicks in the Garden…

The New York Knicks are now 17 – 5 and hot on the heels of Miami in the East as they defeat the Lakers 116 – 107  in Madison Square Garden.  Anthony went out in the fourth with an injury and the Lakers managed to pull to within 7 points, but the Knicks continued to get second and third chance opportunities at the basket thanks to Tyson Chandler and the Lakers lose again.  Kobe was superb, finishing with 31 points, one shot that was simply put, other worldly.  Howard was better than adequate at the free throw line, but still, a loss.  The Knicks are without Amare Stoudemire but appear to be real contenders this year.  Very hard to really judge the Lakers at this point, in spite of all the negative talk.  They need Pau Gasol, Steve Nash and Steve Blake.  Steve Nash expects to return to practice next week and play in a week as well.  Another loss, but the verdict is still out, wait until the entire cast returns.

On TNF, at the end of the 3rd quarter, Cincinnati leads Philadelphia, 24 – 13.  Another turnover plagued performance by the Eagles (four so far).  Final update tomorrow…

Final score: Cincinnati 34 – Philadelphia 13 (five turnovers for the Eagles)


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