Trent Tucker scored 10 of his 18 points during a fourth-quarter comeback and Patrick Ewing had 28 points, leading the New York Knicks to a 125-119 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers in an NBA exhibition game Tuesday night.
The Knicks trailed by as many as 19 points and didn’t lead at any point of the first three quarters, then outscored the Lakers, 40-27, in the final period.
Mark Jackson added 27 points and 10 assists for the Knicks and was 9 for 11 from the field. Magic Johnson had 31 points and 15 assists for the Lakers, and Byron Scott added 24 points.
With the Knicks trailing, 96-89, early in the fourth quarter, Tucker hit a jumper and a 3-pointer on consecutive possessions, sparking a 30-8 streak that put New York ahead, 119-104, with 2:34 left.
The Lakers got within 3 points with 13 seconds left, but a 3-point play by Ewing sealed the victory.