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New York Knicks 90, Los Angeles Lakers 87: Melo’s 26 Blows Past Kobe (Highlights)

Carmelo Anthony leads his New York Knicks to a 90-87 victory over Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday night.

  • New York Knicks 90 (28-40)
  • Los Angeles Lakers 87 (14-53)
  • NBA, Final, Box Score
  • Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA

A game between two terrible teams was tied at 87 all with just a few ticks left on the clock.

That was, until, New York Knicks point guard Jose Calderson sank a game-winning 3-pointer with just 0.2 seconds to go in regulation (video above).

The game was hyped for the simple reason that Kobe Bryant, whose retirement tour has gone on for far too long now, was facing Carmelo Anthony and the Knicks for the last time in his illustrious career.

Kobe finished with just 14 points on a porous 5-of-15 from the floor.


Melo paced the Knicks with 26 points on 10-of-20 shooting. Robin Lopez was the only other Knick to finish in double-figures (16 points).

Kristaps Porzingis sat this one out due to fatigue.

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