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Porzingis, Beasley help Knicks edge Lakers 113-109 in OT

NEW YORK (AP) Lonzo Ball was having a dazzling stretch, every basket bringing his father farther and farther off his courtside seat for an emphatic celebration.

By the end, the New York Knicks were the ones celebrating.

Kristaps Porzingis had 37 points and 11 rebounds, Michael Beasley made the biggest plays in overtime, and the Knicks beat the Los Angeles Lakers 113-109 on Tuesday night.

Beasley finished with 13 points, including the tiebreaking follow shot, and had an assist in the extra period as the Knicks went back over .500 at 14-13. Thirteen of their victories have come at Madison Square Garden.

Rookie Frank Ntilikina went the whole fourth quarter and overtime in a strong defensive effort that helped slow down Ball after his third-quarter flurry.

''A lot of effort, big plays, just keeping our poise on the court, not being stressed and not being overrun by the moment,'' Ntilikina said. ''So I mean that was great and for a young team like this to play like that, it's a huge step in our process.''

Ball had 17 points, eight rebounds and six assists, but had just two points after the third quarter.

''It was a lot of fun. I heard the crowd the whole game. It was crazy,'' he said. ''Would have been nice if we got the win, but it was very eventful.''

Ball went high to slam down a lob pass from Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, nailed a 3-pointer, drove for a layup, and then fed Brook Lopez for a 3-pointer in the third, with LaVar Ball jumping up with arms waving from his sideline seat next to Lithuania-bound sons LiAngelo and LaMelo.

''I know how he is,'' Lonzo said of his father. ''I like his energy. Some people don't.''

The Knicks essentially won it with Beasley's stretch of a tip-in, a pass inside to Doug McDermott for a basket, and a driving layup that turned a 103-all game into a 109-103 lead with 1:24 remaining in the overtime.

''Just thinking go get the win, try to do everything the team needs,'' Beasley said. ''Dive on the floor. Just the little things.''

Caldwell-Pope scored 24 points for the Lakers, who had won two in a row on their trip. Rookie Kyle Kuzma added 19 points off the bench.

''We were right there. It says a lot about our group of guys and the way they compete and how far they've come to be in a road game with that type of environment on national TV,'' coach Luke Walton said. ''Obviously disappointed that we weren't at our best, but still finding a way to give ourselves a chance and I'm proud of our group for that.''

The Knicks were in good shape when Porzingis' basket made it 99-94 with 1:29 remaining in regulation and Ball threw away a pass. But Caldwell-Pope tipped in a miss and Kuzma made a 3-pointer to tie it with 23.9 seconds to go, before Porzingis missed a 3 at the buzzer.

TIP-INS

Lakers: Brandon Ingram missed his first 10 shots before a three-point play with 40 seconds left that made it 79-76 heading to the fourth. Ingram finished with five points on 2-for-12 shooting. He entered as the Lakers' leading scorer and averaged 19.2 points in the previous 11 games, scoring in double digits in all of them.

Knicks: Former Knicks forward Amare Stoudemire was at the game and led a countdown to the lighting of a menorah on the overhead videoboard to celebrate the start of Hanukkah. It was the seventh anniversary of Stoudemire setting a franchise record with his eighth straight 30-point game.

LUKE ON JACKSON

Walton, who played for Phil Jackson with the Lakers, said he still talks to his former coach. He was asked his feelings about Jackson's departure in June after three seasons as Knicks president.

''I don't know all the details on what was going on here,'' Walton said. ''Obviously a mentor to me like that, someone that means as much to me as Phil does, I'm not in favor of it happening. But again, I'm coaching on the West Coast and I'm not around out here to see everything and how and why everything played out the way it did.''

ROUGH ROAD

The Lakers are about to enter one of the toughest stretches of the season for an NBA team. They visit LeBron James and Cleveland on Thursday, return home to host the defending champion Warriors on Monday, welcome NBA-leading Houston on Dec. 20, and visit Golden State on Dec. 22.

UP NEXT

Lakers: Visit Cleveland on Thursday.

Knicks: Visit Brooklyn on Thursday.

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Key Players
B. Ingram
14 SF
K. Porzingis
6 PF
32.1 Min. Per Game 32.1
25.5 Pts. Per Game 25.5
1.1 Ast. Per Game 1.1
6.6 Reb. Per Game 6.6
44.3 Field Goal % 46.4
45.2 Three Point % 46.3
67.2 Free Throw % 84.6
  Team rebound 0:00
  Kyle Kuzma missed 3-pt. jump shot 0:00
+ 1 Kristaps Porzingis made 2nd of 2 free throws 0:00
+ 1 Kristaps Porzingis made 1st of 2 free throws 0:00
  Personal foul on Kyle Kuzma 0:00
  Personal foul on Kyle Kuzma 0:00
  Offensive rebound by Kentavious Caldwell-Pope 0:01
+ 2 Kentavious Caldwell-Pope made dunk 0:01
  Kyle Kuzma missed driving layup 0:01
  Defensive rebound by Lonzo Ball 0:03
  Frank Ntilikina missed jump shot 0:09
Team Stats
Points 109 113
Field Goals 42-102 (41.2%) 48-101 (47.5%)
3-Pointers 13-35 (37.1%) 9-22 (40.9%)
Free Throws 12-15 (80.0%) 8-11 (72.7%)
Total Rebounds 61 58
Offensive 20 15
Defensive 32 34
Team 9 9
Assists 24 25
Steals 6 7
Blocks 6 7
Turnovers 16 14
Fouls 19 16
Technicals 0 0
17 PTS, 8 REB, 6 AST
37 PTS, 11 REB, 1 AST
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away team logo Lakers 10-16 2922282010109
home team logo Knicks 14-13 2525262314113
Team Stats
away team logo Lakers 10-16 113.0 PPG 46 RPG 23.9 APG
home team logo Knicks 14-13 108.9 PPG 45.5 RPG 19.9 APG
Key Players
K. Caldwell-Pope SG 8.6 PPG 2.3 RPG 0.7 APG 38.3 FG%
K. Porzingis PF PPG RPG APG FG%
Top Scorers
K. Caldwell-Pope SG 24 PTS 4 REB 3 AST
K. Porzingis PF 37 PTS 11 REB 1 AST
41.2 FG% 47.5
37.1 3PT FG% 40.9
80.0 FT% 72.7
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
K. Caldwell-Pope 38 24 4 3 3 0 1 1 8/20 4/14 4/4 2 2 36 -4
L. Ball 39 17 8 6 2 1 1 3 6/13 3/6 2/3 1 7 39 -11
B. Lopez 23 14 4 3 0 1 4 2 5/13 2/6 2/2 3 1 21 -5
L. Nance Jr. 25 5 9 1 0 0 0 2 2/4 0/0 1/1 2 7 16 -2
B. Ingram 41 5 7 5 1 1 5 2 2/12 0/1 1/1 3 4 19 -8
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
K. Caldwell-Pope 38 24 4 3 3 0 1 1 8/20 4/14 4/4 2 2 36 -4
L. Ball 39 17 8 6 2 1 1 3 6/13 3/6 2/3 1 7 39 -11
B. Lopez 23 14 4 3 0 1 4 2 5/13 2/6 2/2 3 1 21 -5
L. Nance Jr. 25 5 9 1 0 0 0 2 2/4 0/0 1/1 2 7 16 -2
B. Ingram 41 5 7 5 1 1 5 2 2/12 0/1 1/1 3 4 19 -8
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
K. Kuzma 29 19 6 1 0 2 0 4 8/17 3/6 0/0 3 3 29 +1
J. Randle 27 13 4 2 0 1 3 5 6/11 0/0 1/3 2 2 19 -2
J. Clarkson 20 12 6 3 0 0 1 0 5/11 1/2 1/1 4 2 23 +9
C. Brewer 8 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0/1 0/0 0/0 0 1 0 -1
J. Hart 10 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 3 3 +3
V. Blue - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Ennis - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Bryant - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
I. Zubac - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Caruso - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
L. Deng - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Bogut - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 260 109 52 24 6 6 16 19 42/102 13/35 12/15 20 32 205 -20
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
K. Porzingis 40 37 11 1 1 5 3 3 14/26 5/8 4/5 3 8 53 +5
E. Kanter 26 14 11 0 0 0 1 2 7/10 0/0 0/0 4 7 24 +7
C. Lee 40 10 3 4 2 0 1 3 5/17 0/4 0/0 1 2 22 +11
L. Thomas 23 5 3 0 1 0 1 0 1/2 1/2 2/2 0 3 8 +9
J. Jack 26 3 6 10 0 0 2 0 1/6 0/1 1/2 0 6 27 +4
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
K. Porzingis 40 37 11 1 1 5 3 3 14/26 5/8 4/5 3 8 53 +5
E. Kanter 26 14 11 0 0 0 1 2 7/10 0/0 0/0 4 7 24 +7
C. Lee 40 10 3 4 2 0 1 3 5/17 0/4 0/0 1 2 22 +11
L. Thomas 23 5 3 0 1 0 1 0 1/2 1/2 2/2 0 3 8 +9
J. Jack 26 3 6 10 0 0 2 0 1/6 0/1 1/2 0 6 27 +4
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
M. Beasley 22 13 5 2 1 0 1 1 6/13 0/0 1/2 3 2 22 +5
F. Ntilikina 28 13 5 5 1 0 1 2 5/11 3/4 0/0 2 3 28 -2
D. McDermott 32 10 2 0 0 0 2 1 5/11 0/2 0/0 1 1 10 -9
K. O'Quinn 13 8 3 2 0 1 2 3 4/4 0/0 0/0 1 2 14 -7
R. Baker 11 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 0/1 0/1 0/0 0 0 4 -3
J. Noah - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Sessions - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Hardaway Jr. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
I. Hicks - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
L. Kornet - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
W. Hernangomez - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Dotson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 261 113 49 25 7 7 14 16 48/101 9/22 8/11 15 34 212 +20