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Pau Gasol of the Los Angeles Lakers reaches with the ball against the New York Knicks during their NBA game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. (Dec. 25, 2012)

Knicks at Lakers

The New York Knicks fell to the Los Angeles Lakers 100-94 on Christmas Day at the Staples Center in L.A.

Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant, left, is
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Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant, left, is fouled by New York Knicks guard J.R. Smith, right, as forward Carmelo Anthony, center, watches during the first half of their NBA basketball game in Los Angeles. (Dec. 25, 2012)

Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve Nash, center, drives
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Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve Nash, center, drives between New York Knicks guards Jason Kidd, left, and Raymond Felton during the first half of their NBA basketball game in Los Angeles. (Dec. 25, 2012)

Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard drives to
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Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard drives to the basket against New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony during the first half of their NBA basketball game in Los Angeles. (Dec. 25, 2012)

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Carmelo Anthony of the Knicks shoots a jump
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Carmelo Anthony of the Knicks shoots a jump shot against Metta World Peace of the Lakers in the first half during an NBA game on Christmas Day 2012 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Kobe Bryant shoots a reverse lay up between
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Kobe Bryant shoots a reverse lay up between New York Knicks center Tyson Chandler, left, and forward Carmelo Anthony during the first half of their NBA basketball game in Los Angeles. (Dec. 25, 2012)

New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony, left, fouls
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New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony, left, fouls Los Angeles Lakers forward Metta World Peace during the first half of their NBA basketball game in Los Angeles. (Dec. 25, 2012)

Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks looks
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Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks looks to drive to the basket against Metta World Peace of the Los Angeles Lakers in the first half during the NBA game at Staples Center in Los Angeles. (Dec. 25, 2012)

New York Knicks center Tyson Chandler, left, battles
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New York Knicks center Tyson Chandler, left, battles Los Angeles Lakers forward Pau Gasol for a rebound during the first half of their NBA basketball game in Los Angeles. (Dec. 25, 2012)

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Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks makes
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Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks makes a pass from the floor as Metta World Peace, left, and Steve Nash #10 of the Los Angeles Lakers try to defend the play during the NBA game at Staples Center in Los Angeles. (Dec. 25, 2012)

J.R. Smith of the New York Knicks shoots
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J.R. Smith of the New York Knicks shoots a jump shot against Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers in the first half during the NBA game at Staples Center in Los Angeles. (Dec. 25, 2012)

J.R. Smith of the New York Knicks drives
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J.R. Smith of the New York Knicks drives to the basket against Metta World Peace, left, and Dwight Howard of the Los Angeles Lakers during the NBA game at Staples Center in Los Angeles. (Dec. 25, 2012)

Los Angeles Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni reacts during
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Los Angeles Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni reacts during an NBA game between the Lakers and the New York Knicks at Staples Center in Los Angeles. (Dec. 25, 2012)

Pau Gasol of the Los Angeles Lakers tosses
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Pau Gasol of the Los Angeles Lakers tosses the ball against the New York Knicks during their NBA game at Staples Center in Los Angeles. (Dec. 25, 2012)

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Pau Gasol, center, of the Los Angeles Lakers
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Pau Gasol, center, of the Los Angeles Lakers grabs the ball against the New York Knicks during their NBA game at Staples Center in Los Angeles. (Dec. 25, 2012)

Carmelo Anthony, left, of the New York Knicks
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Carmelo Anthony, left, of the New York Knicks reaches for the ball against the Los Angeles Lakers during their NBA game at Staples Center in Los Angeles. (Dec. 25, 2012)

Pau Gasol of the Los Angeles Lakers reaches
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Pau Gasol of the Los Angeles Lakers reaches with the ball against the New York Knicks during their NBA game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. (Dec. 25, 2012)

Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks controls
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Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks controls the ball against Dwight Howard of the Los Angeles Lakers during their NBA game at Staples Center in Los Angeles. (Dec. 25, 2012)

Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks jumps
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Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks jumps with the ball against Darius Morris of the Los Angeles Lakers during their NBA game at Staples Center in Los Angeles. (Dec. 25, 2012)

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