The Knicks scored 71 points in the first half, the first time in 19 years and a season high in points scored in a quarter
First, the Knicks scored a season-high 42 points in a quarter (previous high was 41 in the third quarter against the Green on Dec. 18) to lead the lakers 42-29 by 13 after the first quarter.Second, Fournier went 2-for-2 from beyond the arc in the first quarter, making 21 of his last 38 3-point attempts and shooting 55 percent.
Third, Randle had 20 points, seven rebounds, six assists and one shot in the first half, becoming the first Knicks player to have at least 20 points, five assists and five rebounds in a half since Stephon Marbury in 2005.Back on April 7, 2005, Marbury had 21 points, five rebounds and seven assists in the first half of a knicks game against the Nets.
Fourth, Barrett scored 21 points and Randle added 20 in the first half, making it the first time the Knicks had at least two players score 20 points in the first half since Jan. 27, 2003 (Curt Thomas had 22 points and Rewell had 20) against phoenix.
So it was a difficult first half, but the lakers went on a 22-8 run in the second half to pull the lakers within one point.