Los Angeles: Lakers
Poor starts tripping up Lakers on the road
The Lakers had consistently gotten off to slow starts in road games until installing Metta World Peace at starting small forward on Jan. 29 in Minnesota. With the same starting five back together that won the 2010 NBA championship, the Lakers gained a measure of composure that had been missing.
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That composure was nowhere to be found Friday night in New York, when the Jeremy Lin-led Knicks bolted to an early lead on the Lakers and never lost control. Lakers center Andrew Bynum pointed out after the game how every quarter except the first was competitive score-wise.


"Everybody was tired," Bynum said. "But you've got to come out and be ready. They pushed the tempo in the first quarter."
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