The now 17-5 New York Knicks defeated the now 9-14 Los Angeles Lakers 116-107 Thursday night. That score is not indicative of how much the Knicks had this game in hand throughout, where they took a 41-point first quarter and ran with it. Mike D’Antoni’s team left Knick fans everywhere with epiphanies, sounding something like, “Oh, so this is what playing against us was like!” The Lakers’ effort can be pretty much summed up in this one sequence:
Dwight misses the dunk. The Lakers miss the mark. New York gets back at Mike D’Antoni, but mostly proves to the Lakers that playing for him is a dead-end job.