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Los Angeles Lakers forward Devin Ebanks goes up (Credit: AP)

Los Angeles Lakers forward Devin Ebanks goes up for a shot as New York Knicks center Tyson Chandler, left, defends during the first half. (Dec. 29, 2011)

Lakers 99, Knicks 82

Kobe Bryant had 28 points as the Lakers handed the Knicks their second straight loss. Carmelo Anthony had 27 points.

Carmelo Anthony of the Knicks and Kobe Bryant
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Carmelo Anthony of the Knicks and Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers talk during the first half. (Dec. 29, 2011)

Pau Gasol #16 of the Los Angeles Lakers
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Pau Gasol #16 of the Los Angeles Lakers defends Tyson Chandler #6 of the New York Knicks in the first half. (Dec. 29, 2011)

Carmelo Anthony #7 of the New York Knicks
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Carmelo Anthony #7 of the New York Knicks drives around Metta World Peace #15 of the Los Angeles Lakers in the first half. (Dec. 29, 2011)

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Los Angeles Lakers forward Devin Ebanks goes up
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Los Angeles Lakers forward Devin Ebanks goes up for a shot as New York Knicks center Tyson Chandler defends during the first half. (Dec. 29, 2011)

Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant, left, goes
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Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant, left, goes up for a shot as New York Knicks center Tyson Chandler, right, defends, while guard Bill Walker, center, and forward Josh Harrellson (55) look on during the first half. (Dec. 29, 2011)

Derek Fisher of the Los Angeles Lakers goes
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Derek Fisher of the Los Angeles Lakers goes up for a layup in the first half on Dec. 29, 2011.

Los Angeles Lakers forward Devin Ebanks goes up
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Los Angeles Lakers forward Devin Ebanks goes up for a shot as New York Knicks center Tyson Chandler, left, defends during the first half. (Dec. 29, 2011)

New York Knicks guard Bill Walker, left, and
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New York Knicks guard Bill Walker, left, and Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant go after a loose ball during the first half. (Dec. 29, 2011)

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Los Angeles Lakers forward Josh McRoberts dunks during
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Los Angeles Lakers forward Josh McRoberts dunks during the first half. (Dec. 29, 2011)

New York Knicks forward Amare Stoudemire (1) is
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New York Knicks forward Amare Stoudemire (1) is fouled by Los Angeles Lakers forward Josh McRoberts as he goes up for a shot during the first half. (Dec. 29, 2011)

Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant goes up
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Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant goes up for a shot as New York Knicks center Tyson Chandler defends during the first half. (Dec. 29, 2011)

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