Lakers lose to New York, 92-85
Lin had 38 points and seven assists for the Knicks, who won, 92-85, Friday at Madison Square Garden.
The first Chinese-American player in the NBA, Lin has led the Knicks to a four consecutive victories since he started receiving significant playing time.
The Lakers (15-12) weren't just awful in stopping Lin. They were bad pretty much everywhere, shooting 37.5% and committing 17 turnovers. Kobe Bryant had 34 points on ragged 11-for-29 shooting.
Andrew Bynum had a forgettable night, scoring three points on one-for-eight shooting. Derek Fisher and Steve Blake missed a combined 14 of 18 shots.
The Lakers fell to 4-10 on the road, their overtime victory in Boston the previous night more of a fluke than a trend, apparently.
The Knicks (12-15) played without two starters: Carmelo Anthony was sidelined by a strained groin and Amare Stoudemire was away from the team because his brother died earlier this week.
The Lakers fell to 2-3 on their season-long six-game road trip, which ends Sunday in Toronto.
-- Mike Bresnahan
Photo: New York guard Jeremy Lin reacts after a Knicks' basket during the Lakers' 92-85 loss Friday. Credit: Andrew Gombert / EPA