New York Knicks hold off Los Angeles Lakers fightback to seal victory

The Lakers were down 54-29 early in the second quarter.

Pa Sport Staff
Wednesday 24 November 2021 07:22
New York Knicks guard Immanuel Quickley was on form (Jim McIssac/AP)
New York Knicks guard Immanuel Quickley was on form (Jim McIssac/AP)

A Los Angeles Lakers side without the suspended LeBron James fought back from a 25-point deficit before going on to lose 106-100 to the New York Knicks

New York started quickly at Madison Square Garden and an Alec Burks free throw put them 54-29 up in the second quarter.

The Lakers pulled level late in the third but Immanuel Quickley scored 12 points in the fourth to seal the victory for New York.

Russell Westbrook was the top scorer for LA with 31, while Eric Fournier claimed 26 and Julius Randle added 20 for the Knicks.

Los Angeles Clippers’ Reggie Jackson and Paul George both scored three-pointers in the last five seconds to force overtime against the Dallas Mavericks.

But LA only managed a single point in the extra five minutes as Dallas claimed a 112-104 triumph with Kristaps Porzingis recording 30 and Luka Doncic adding 26.

Elsewhere, the Miami Heat staged a late comeback to see off the lowly Detroit Pistons 100-92 with Tyler Herro impressing with 31 points.

A big fourth-quarter for the second-placed Heat had them outscoring their opponents 33-16 to condemn the Pistons to their third-straight loss.

The Portland Trail Blazers pulled away late in the second quarter en route to a 119-100 victory over the Denver Nuggets, with CJ McCollum top scoring with 32.

Denver conceded 16 points without reply as Portland took the lead and pressed on towards half-time, while Damian Lillard scored 25 and Norman Powell contributed 15 to the win.

Register for free to continue reading

Registration is a free and easy way to support our truly independent journalism

By registering, you will also enjoy limited access to Premium articles, exclusive newsletters, commenting, and virtual events with our leading journalists

Please enter a valid email
Please enter a valid email
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Please enter your first name
Special characters aren’t allowed
Please enter a name between 1 and 40 characters
Please enter your last name
Special characters aren’t allowed
Please enter a name between 1 and 40 characters
You must be over 18 years old to register
You must be over 18 years old to register
Opt-out-policy
You can opt-out at any time by signing in to your account to manage your preferences. Each email has a link to unsubscribe.

Already have an account? sign in

By clicking ‘Register’ you confirm that your data has been entered correctly and you have read and agree to our Terms of use, Cookie policy and Privacy notice.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy policy and Terms of service apply.

Thank you for registering

Please refresh the page or navigate to another page on the site to be automatically logged in