By Joel Bartilotta, RotoWire
LAS VEGAS — The Los Angeles Lakers defeated the New York Knicks 109-92 in the Las Vegas Summer League at Cox Pavilion on Tuesday.
While the Lakers led for all but a few minutes of this game, it took some major swings to secure the win. In fact, Los Angeles blew a 25-point second half lead at one point, as New York ended the third quarter on a 28-3 run to tie the game. The Knicks were able to grab their largest lead of three points to start the fourth quarter, but the Lakers responded with 16 unanswered to re-take control and cruise to victory.
Defense was key for Los Angeles, recording nine steals while…