Lakers trail New York at halftime, 49-41
Lin has 18 points and five assists for the Knicks, who lead at halftime, 49-41, Friday at Madison Square Garden.
The Lakers (15-11) haven't been very solid in any phase of the game, shooting 34% and committing nine turnovers. Kobe Bryant has 10 points on one-for-six shooting.
Andrew Bynum has two points on one-for-five shooting. Derek Fisher and Steve Blake have each missed four of five shots so far.
The Knicks (11-15) are playing without two starters: Carmelo Anthony is sidelined by a strained groin and Amare Stoudemire is away from the team because his brother died earlier this week.
-- Mike Bresnahan
Photo: Lakers center Andrew Bynum, left, posts up on New York's Tyson Chandler during the first half of Friday's game. Credit: Frank Franklin II / Associated Press