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Preview: Lakers vs. New York Knicks

Preview: Lakers vs. New York Knicks

The Lakers (17-46) ended a five-game losing streak on Tuesday with a win over the Detroit Pistons (23-41). On Thursday night, they'll host the worst team in the NBA at Staples Center, the 12-51 New York Knicks. The Knicks defeated the Lakers in early February, 92-80, but that was before Carmelo Anthony underwent season-ending knee surgery. Derek Fisher will have the chance to coach against his former team, in the building where he helped win five titles, but he'll do so without Jose Calderon (Achilles'), Quincy Acy (personal reasons) and Anthony, while Tim Hardaway Jr. is questionable with a back issue. Instead, Fisher is relying on players like Alexey Shved, Langston...

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