NBA-worst Knicks hold off Lakers 101-94 for rare road win

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 22 points, Andrea Bargnani added 16 and the New York Knicks snapped their five-game losing streak with just their fifth road victory of the season, 101-94 over the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday night.

Alexey Shved had 14 points and 11 rebounds as the Knicks ended a seven-game road skid against the Lakers, winning for coach Derek Fisher in the former Los Angeles point guard’s return to Staples Center.

The NBA’s worst team (13-51) calmly maintained a lead down the stretch, sweeping the season series with Los Angeles (17-47) and picking up its first road victory over a Western Conference team all season.

Jordan Hill had 19 points and 10 rebounds for the Lakers, who have lost six of seven.