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LA Lakers score 51 points in 3rd quarter, hurt Knicks' playoff hopes with 127-96 victory

  • Los Angeles Lakers center Robert Sacre dunks during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks, Tuesday, March 25, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    Los Angeles Lakers center Robert Sacre dunks during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks, Tuesday, March 25, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)  (The Associated Press)

  • Los Angeles Lakers forward Ryan Kelly, center, tries to pass the ball under pressure from New York Knicks center Tyson Chandler, left, and forward Carmelo Anthony during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, March 25, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    Los Angeles Lakers forward Ryan Kelly, center, tries to pass the ball under pressure from New York Knicks center Tyson Chandler, left, and forward Carmelo Anthony during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, March 25, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)  (The Associated Press)

  • New York Knicks forward Amar'e Stoudemire, left, puts up a shot as Los Angeles Lakers forward Jordan Hill defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, March 25, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    New York Knicks forward Amar'e Stoudemire, left, puts up a shot as Los Angeles Lakers forward Jordan Hill defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, March 25, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)  (The Associated Press)

Xavier Henry scored 22 points, Nick Young hit five 3-pointers while scoring 20 points, and the Los Angeles Lakers dropped a franchise-record 51 points in the third quarter of their 127-96 victory over the New York Knicks on Tuesday night.

Kent Bazemore scored 18 points as the Lakers won consecutive games for the first time in more than three weeks with a phenomenal offensive effort against the Knicks, who have lost two straight after an eight-game winning streak.

Knicks President Phil Jackson watched his new team and his former club from a luxury suite high above the court.

Carmelo Anthony scored 29 points for the Knicks, who couldn't stop the Lakers' patchwork roster from hitting 18 3-pointers in the opener of New York's five-game West Coast road trip.