Knicks face the Lakers on 8-game losing streak


Los Angeles Lakers (31-38, 11th in the Western Conference) vs. New York Knicks (13-56, 15th in the Eastern Conference)

New York; Sunday, 12 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: New York enters the matchup against Los Angeles as losers of eight games in a row.

The Knicks have gone 6-26 at home. New York is last in the Eastern Conference shooting 34.3 percent from 3-point range.

The Lakers are 13-22 on the road. Los Angeles is 13-21 in games decided by at least 10 points. The Knicks won the last meeting between these two squads 119-112 on Jan. 4. Tim Hardaway Jr. led New York to the win with a 22-point performance.

TOP PERFORMERS: DeAndre Jordan leads the Knicks with 12.2 rebounds and averages 11.5 points. Damyean Dotson is averaging 2.7 made 3-pointers and 15.5 points over the last 10 games for New York.

LeBron James leads the Lakers averaging 27.4 points and is adding 8.6 rebounds. Reggie Bullock has averaged 1.2 made 3-pointers and scored 7.4 points over the last 10 games for Los Angeles.

LAST 10 GAMES: Lakers: 2-8, averaging 108.8 points, 42.3 rebounds, 26.5 assists, 6.4 steals and 4.6 blocks per game while shooting 47.2 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 115.5 points on 46.8 percent shooting.

Knicks: 2-8, averaging 103.4 points, 47.1 rebounds, 20.4 assists, 5.9 steals and six blocks per game while shooting 43.8 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 111.3 points on 46.3 percent shooting.

Knicks Injuries: Dennis Smith Jr.: day to day (back), Noah Vonleh: day to day (right ankle), Frank Ntilikina: out (groin).

Lakers Injuries: Brandon Ingram: out for season (deep venous thrombosis (dvt)), Tyson Chandler: day to day (neck), Josh Hart: day to day (right knee tendinitis), Lance Stephenson: day to day (toe), Lonzo Ball: out (left ankle).



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