Lakers drop 51 in 3rd quarter, blast Knicks 127-96 - NBC Sports

Lakers drop 51 in 3rd quarter, blast Knicks 127-96
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LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 25: Xavier Henry #7 of the Los Angeles Lakers goes up for a dunk against the New York Knicks at Staples Center on March 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
March 26, 2014, 1:23 am

LOS ANGELES (AP) Xavier Henry scored 22 points, Nick Young hit five 3-pointers while scoring 20 points, and the Los Angeles Lakers dropped a franchise-record 51 points in the third quarter of their 127-96 victory over the New York Knicks on Tuesday night.

Kent Bazemore scored 18 points as the Lakers won consecutive games for the first time in more than three weeks with a phenomenal offensive effort against the Knicks, who have lost two straight after an eight-game winning streak.

Knicks President Phil Jackson watched his new team and his former club from a luxury suite high above the court.

Carmelo Anthony scored 29 points for the Knicks, who couldn't stop the Lakers' patchwork roster from hitting 18 3-pointers in the opener of New York's five-game West Coast road trip.

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