For Lakers, free throws are the game plan

Updated: December 16, 2003, 12:39 PM ET
By By Terry Brown | NBA Insider
Everyone wanted an investigation into the so-called atrocity that occurred Nov. 19 at Madison Square Garden. You remember: The visiting Lakers shot 47 free throws to the Knicks' six in a 104-83 L.A. victory.

Well, the investigation has been filed, and the report released: The Lakers probably could have shot 50 free throws that day, while the Knicks probably could have been held to five.

As the numbers indicate, there is no better team in the NBA at getting to the free throw line than the Los Angeles Lakers, and there is no worse team in the NBA at getting to the free throw line than the New York Knicks.


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