The Los Angeles Lakers took a hard-fought victory over the visiting New York Knicks (115-122). In the return of LeBron James, the Angelenos had to resort to the epic to overcome a game that had been very difficult for them. Malik Monk was the surprise factor of the comeback with a great third quarter.
The locals pulled epic to overcome a match that seemed lost after the first two quarters. The Knicks came to win by more than 20 points difference and RJ Barrett, with 21 points at halftime, was unstoppable. However, a scoring explosion from Monk with 18 of his 29 points in the third quarter closed the gap and put the Lakers back in the game.