The Knicks stole a 124-123 win over the Lakers Sunday.

By Khadrice Rollins
March 17, 2019

Just when you thought the Lakers season couldn't get any worse, this happens.

Los Angeles played a nail-biting contest in Madison Square Garden against the Knicks on Sunday that featured a spectacular game-winning play.

After going down 122-111 with fewer than four minutes remaining, New York went on a 13-1 run to give itself a 124-123 lead going into the game's final possession.

On the last play, LeBron James looked to get near the rim before pulling up for a short jumper that would have given the Lakers a late advantage. However, Mario Hezonja was able to stick with the four-time MVP and provide a game-winning block for the home team.

Noted former LeBron-at-MSG-antagonist Enes Kanter particularly enjoyed the highlight.

James was the game's leading scorer with 33 points, but he missed his last four shots, including three in the final minute, two of which were blocked. He also caught some flack from Clyde Frazier earlier in the game for where he was sitting on the bench.

After the game, James said the Lakers "had all the chances in the world to win that game" and added that not finishing possessions is part of what doomed his squad.

"We couldn't close out possessions and we couldn't get enough timely buckets on the other end," James said. "But, I mean, it's been like that all year."

Hezonja tweeted pictures of the moment, with the caption, "Made for New York." 

The loss is the Lakers' third straight and drops them to 31-39 on the season. The Knicks moved to 14-56 with the victory and stopped an eight-game losing streak.

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