(LOS ANGELES) — Xavier Henry scored 22 points, and the Los Angeles Lakers dropped a franchise-record 51 points in the third quarter of their 127-96 blowout victory over the New York Knicks.
Kent Bazemore added 18 points for the Lakers (24-46), who won consecutive games for the first time in more than three weeks.
The Lakers led by only eight points at halftime, but they stretched it to 30 by making 19 of their 26 shots in the third quarter, including six 3-pointers. Nick Young drilled five three-pointers as the Lakers finished one make shy of the single-game club record.
Carmelo Anthony scored 29 points for the Knicks (29-42), who are chasing the Atlanta Hawks for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. They have now lost two straight after an eight-game winning streak.
“I don’t think we competed tonight,” Anthony said. “As a team, as a whole, we didn’t compete.”
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Jill Martin, CNN