A revolutionary musical

first_img All the world’s a stage Related Inspired by Cairo Radcliffe fellow sees reflections of Arab Spring in comic art revolutioncenter_img Love. Music. Freedom. These are the universal themes at the heart of “We Live in Cairo,” a new musical by Daniel and Patrick Lazour, which is having its world premiere at the American Repertory Theater. Set during the January 25 Revolution, the 2011 uprising in Egypt, the work, under the music direction of Madeline Smith and music supervision of Michael Starobin, celebrates the hope and exuberance of the uprising, even as it acknowledges the turmoil that has followed.The brainchild of the Lazours, brothers of Lebanese descent who began writing musicals together in their early teens, “We Live in Cairo” focuses on six young people at the heart of the protests that filled that city’s Tahrir Square with music and cries of “Bread, freedom, and social justice,” ultimately bringing down the regime of President Hosni Mubarak. As the production, which is directed by Taibi Magar and choreographed by Samar Haddad King, went into its final rehearsals, the Gazette sat down with the brothers and Tarek Masoud. Masoud, who served as a consultant on the project, is the Sultan of Oman Professor of International Relations at the Harvard Kennedy School  and the son of Egyptian immigrants.Masoud’s perspective is useful, say the brothers, because he provides a scholar’s frame of reference. He will speak after the 2 p.m. performance on June 1 as part of a series of post-show discussions called Act II.Daniel Lazour said that when the project began in 2013, “We were just really taken with the jubilation of 2011.” He cited the rapid growth of the uprising, which drew “a million people in Tahrir Square during the 18 days” of protest.Like those protesters, the brothers were enthralled by the possibilities of the Arab Spring, which had begun a month earlier in Tunisia. “These characters are dealing with hopes and dreams about a secular government and a government of democracy, a government where they can express themselves fully and freely,” said Patrick Lazour. In this context, he said, a musical made perfect sense. “This revolution was truly a moment for the artists of Egypt and to express themselves.”“That’s where the narrative sort of ended for our first draft,” said Daniel. “We were like, isn’t this great? As things started unfolding post-revolution, we realized that the story needed to encapsulate that as well.”,Understanding the aftermath — in which current Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has consolidated power through the military — was problematic. Although the brothers were able to workshop their musical at the American University in Cairo a year and a half ago, for example, what they heard varied greatly, depending on the age of the respondents. “Some were old enough to have been there,” recalled Patrick. Other students, who had been too young to be directly involved, were “sort of seeing it through a different lens,” he said.His brother summed up the experience: “There’s no historical record to agree upon because there isn’t a historical record that’s allowed to exist.”“There is an enormous amount of disagreement about what the January 25 Revolution really was and who owns it,” said Masoud, the co-author of “The Arab Spring: Pathways of Repression and Reform.”“If you were to open up the constitution of Egypt, that is today being amended in order to allow Egypt’s current president to persist in office until 2030, you would see encomia to the January 25 Revolution — even though many people would view the current regime as being the exact opposite of what the January 25 Revolution was about.”For example, although the protesters sought the end of repressive state controls, Masoud points out, “You will see often military officers or police officers with ribbons commemorating the January 25 Revolution.“This is an event in Egypt that everybody has agreed is legitimate. But everybody uses [it] for their own ends.”,Overall, the professor praises the playwrights for their success in depicting such a complex situation. “They got all the important things right,” said Masoud, an unabashed fan of musicals. In particular, he cites “the incredible spirit of possibility that attended the revolution.”“You’ve got to remember Egypt was a place that everybody thought was totally stagnant,” he said. “So when [the revolution] did happen, our jaws just dropped. It was indescribably inspiring.”Although subsequent events have been dispiriting, with el-Sisi’s regime assuming many characteristics of Mubarak’s, Masoud credits the brothers with reviving that earlier sense of optimism. “I had gotten quite jaded about the revolution,” he recalled. “Hearing their music I have all those feelings once again. So they were able to somehow capture that spirit of possibility and make me remember it. To me, that is the most amazing thing about this play.”“And that’s what ‘We Live in Cairo’ reminds us of as well,” said Daniel Lazour. “By helping us recapture that moment of potential, it reminds us that none of that stuff went away. Those people are still around. These yearnings are universal — yearnings that got people to risk their lives and livelihoods in order to demand something better. That’s still there. That didn’t go away. And so that possibility that existed may still exist. And if you leave the theater with just that thought, I think that’s pretty remarkable.”American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, and the Belfer Center’s Middle East Initiative at Harvard Kennedy School will co-present the Act II Speaker Series, discussions with leading artists, journalists, and scholars in conjunction with A.R.T.’s production of “We Live in Cairo” on topics inspired by the show. The show runs until June 23. 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Winter nap

first_imgBy Terry KelleyUniversity of GeorgiaYou’ve harvested the last of the summer veggies, and you’re ready to hang up your hoe and spade until spring.But don’t abandon the garden spot before the job is finished. Gardens need to be put to bed for the winter. Some fall maintenance will help you avoid several problems next growing season.The end of the season is the best time to make note of the varieties that performed particularly well or not so well. Make a map of garden areas that had problem weeds or that stayed wet or didn’t produce well. Identify the weeds if you can.This is an ideal time to take a sample for nematodes, too. The highest populations are while the weather is still hot and plants are still growing. Mark your calendar to take a soil test within the next couple of months so you’ll have time to apply any needed lime well before spring planting.Remove any trellises you’ve put up. Store them in a dry place. This will help to preserve the life of the trellis materials. Remove any string or plant debris and knock off any excess soil.If you have an irrigation system in the garden, get it ready for winter, too. Remove hoses, sprinklers, drip tape, etc. Store these out of the elements for the winter, too, after removing any excess soil or plant debris. Be sure to repair, sharpen and lightly oil garden implements before storage as well.Once all the obstacles are out of the garden, run a rotary mower across the garden to chop up any plant debris that remains. This allows this debris to dry down faster and keeps weeds from going to seed before frost. Applying a burn-down herbicide after mowing is even better.During the fall, add organic matter such as composted grass clippings, manure and leaves to the garden. Bury the organic matter and debris by turning the land. Then plant a cover crop for the winter. This will help to prevent any soil erosion and can build up the soil when you turn the cover crop under in the spring. A grain such as rye or wheat works well for this.Finally, don’t forget to order your seed catalogs by the end of the year and begin planning next year’s garden. Getting your seed ordered early in the year will better your chances of getting the varieties you want.Do these things and your garden will have a cozy winter nap. And don’t fret. Spring will be here before you know it. And your garden will awake refreshed and ready for those summer veggies once again.last_img read more

Tipp team to face Fermanagh named

first_imgThere are two changes on the Tipperary Senior Football team to play Fermanagh in Round 3 of the Allianz Football League this SundayRobbie Kiely returns from his one match suspension and takes over at left half back for the injured Donagh Leahy. Philip Austin comes in at wing forward for the injured Brian FoxThe game at Brewster Park, Enniskillen throws-in at 2 o’clock on Sunday and we’ll have live coverage here on Tipp FM in association with Ormond Tiles, Summerhill, Nenagh and Larkins Gala Store, Ballina. Here the full team announcement on below:last_img read more

Short-handed Lakers fail to finish off Knicks, drop to 1-4 without LeBron

first_img Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions For the game, the Knicks went 34 of 41 from the line compared with the Lakers’ 20 free-throw attempts, of which they made 15 (including one of just two in the fourth quarter).The Lakers entered the final quarter up 92-86, after McGee (18 points, nine rebounds) carried the load for a stretch of the third quarter, scoring eight consecutive points for the Lakers, who looked up and found themselves trailing only 83-81 with 3:57 left in the quarter.Then Ivica Zubac (10 points off the bench in 12 minutes) took a pass from Lance Stephenson and scored on one end, and then blocked Tim Hardaway Jr. on the other to spur a fast-break bucket by Brandon Ingram that gave the Lakers their first lead and cranked up the volume at Staples Center, where there was a sellout crowd of 18,997.Svi Mykhailiuk’s 3-pointer seconds later – off a pass from Josh Hart – further ratcheted up the energy and extended the Lakers’ advantage to 88-84 with 2:40 to go in the third.But that energy and the ball movement that preceded it disappeared late as the Knicks outscored the Lakers 11-3 in the final four minutes.“The ball was moving beautifully when we built our lead,” Walton said. “We got to the fourth quarter and we had a couple of possessions of nice ball movement. And then, once shots didn’t go in, guys started trying to do it on their own. That’s not a recipe for us to win.”Kentavious Caldwell-Pope agreed.“Even in late-game situations, we still gotta make that extra pass,” said Caldwell-Pope, who finished with 19 points on 6-of-16 shooting. “Even if we miss three or four, we still gotta be able to make that extra pass and still be able to trust in our teammates and not try to play one-on-one ball.”After the Lakers were whistled for a five-second violation on an inbounds play out of a timeout, Lonzo Ball sank his fifth and sixth 3-pointers of the game in the final quarter – tying a season-high and cutting the Knicks’ lead to 114-112 with the last one.But a goaltending call on McGee, followed by a turnover by Ball (his sixth and the Lakers’ 17th) led to a bucket by Enes Kanter on the other end that gave New York (10-29) a 118-112 lead with 33.6 seconds remaining.Hart missed consecutive 3-point attempts from the top of the key and then fouled Mario Hezonja, who made one of his two foul shots to cap the 11-3 game-closing spurt, sealing the Lakers’ fourth loss in six games and snapping the Knicks’ eight-game losing streak.Ball finished with 17 points, six rebounds and two assists.Hardaway Jr. had 22 points to lead the Knicks, who had six other players score in double figures, including Kanter and Trey Burke, who had 16 apiece off the bench.“We’re in new roles, especially short-handed,” said Hart, who got the start and shot 2 for 11, including 1 for 9 from 3-point range, and finished with six points. “We’ve got to learn how to handle adversity, how to execute down the stretch when it’s most important.”Related Articles Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with Packers“That’s an unfortunate loss,” Lakers coach Luke Walton surmised. “The frustrating part about it is it’s the things we talk about; it’s getting back on defense, taking care of the ball, not fouling.”Sign up for Home Turf and get exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here.The loss weighed especially heavily because, starting with Friday’s affair, the Lakers’ schedule delivered seven consecutive opponents who currently sit outside of playoff position. In the wild Western Conference, where three losses in four games will drop a team from fifth to eighth in the standings, actually winning the winnable games – such as Friday’s – is of great import.But the game yo-yo’d in the visitors’ favor for much of the night, including down the stretch after the Lakers took the lead for the first time late in the third quarter.In the fourth quarter, the Knicks made 16 of 20 free throws and the Lakers committed five turnovers – interconnected occurrences, Walton said.“They shot (41) free throws tonight, on the road; that’s a lot,” Walton said. “(It’s) because we’re turning the ball over, and now we’re at a deficit coming back on defense.”center_img The Lakers trailed by only four at halftime, despite moments of insistence that the Knicks please take the game and run away with it in a turnover-plagued opening 24 minutes.L.A. fell behind by as many as 17 points in the first quarter, when it shot 9 for 23 (39.1 percent) and 3 for 10 from the arc, while the Knicks made 14 of 31 shots (45.2 percent) and went 7 of 14 from 3-point range. Six Knicks scored in the first 12 minutes, led by Hardaway Jr., who opened with 11 points.The Lakers’ early life came primarily from Ball and Zubac. Ball had eight first-quarter points on a pair of 3-pointers and a layup off a steal that closed the gap to 24-16. And Zubac had six points, six rebounds and two assists in his first seven minutes.A lineup of Ingram, Mykhailuk, Stephenson, Tyson Chandler and, in his first action since Dec. 7, Michael Beasley, were charged with digging out of a 14-point hole to start the second quarter.Beasley punched in and got right to it, with six points, two rebounds and an assist. Back-to-back 3-pointers by Ball and Caldwell-Pope pulled the Lakers to within 54-50 before Ingram muscled in a shot at the rim over a pair of defenders to close it to 63-59 at intermission. PreviousLos Angeles Lakers center JaVale McGee, left, sits on the bench next to coach Luke Walton during the closing seconds of the team’s NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks on Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Knicks won 119-112. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Lakers center Tyson Chandler, top, dunks as New York Knicks forward Kevin Knox watches during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)New York Knicks forward Kevin Knox, right, dunks as Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram, right, shoots as New York Knicks guard Allonzo Trier defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)New York Knicks guard Trey Burke, right, shoots as Los Angeles Lakers guard Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk, left, and center Ivica Zubac defend during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)New York Knicks center Enes Kanter, left, blocks the shot of Los Angeles Lakers center Ivica Zubac during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)New York Knicks guard Emmanuel Mudiay, left, shoots as Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Lakers guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, left, shoots as New York Knicks forward Luke Kornet defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Knicks forward Noah Vonleh, front, shoots around the defense of Lakers center Ivica Zubac, right, during the first half of Friday’s game at Staples Center. The Lakers lost 119-112, dropping to 1-4 without LeBron James. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Lakers forward Michael Beasley, right, shoots as New York Knicks forward Kevin Knox defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)New York Knicks center Enes Kanter, center, tries to shoot as Los Angeles Lakers center Ivica Zubac, left, and guard Lance Stephenson defend during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 04: Enes Kanter #00 of the New York Knicks and Tyson Chandler #5 of the Los Angeles Lakers go for a rebound during the first quarter at Staples Center on January 04, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 04: Kevin Knox #20 of the New York Knicks dunks in front of Josh Hart #3 and Lonzo Ball #2 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the first quarter at Staples Center on January 04, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 04: Ivica Zubac #40 of the Los Angeles Lakers goes for a rebound during the first quarter against the New York Knicks at Staples Center on January 04, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 04: Noah Vonleh #32 of the New York Knicks attempts a layup during the first half against the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on January 04, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)Jeanie Buss, left, controlling owner and president of the Los Angeles Lakers, talks with director Spike Lee before an NBA basketball game between the Lakers and the New York Knicks on Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)New York Knicks guard Trey Burke, left and Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball chase the ball during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Knicks won 119-112. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 04: Trey Burke #23 of the New York Knicks drives past Lonzo Ball #2 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half at Staples Center on January 04, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 04: David Fizdale of the New York Knicks calls out a play during the first half against the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on January 04, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 04: Damyean Dotson #21 of the New York Knicks attempts a layup past Josh Hart #3 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the half at Staples Center on January 04, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, left, talks with forward Brandon Ingram during the second half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks on Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Knicks won 119-112. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 04: Josh Hart #3 of the Los Angeles Lakers scores on a jumper in front of Josh Hart #3 and Brandon Ingram #14 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the first quarter at Staples Center on January 04, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)Kentavious Caldwell-Pope #1 of the Los Angeles Lakers celebrates his three with JaVale McGee #7 during the first half against the New York Knicks at Staples Center on January 04, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. New York Knicks guard Tim Hardaway Jr., right, shoots as Los Angeles Lakers center Ivica Zubac defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Knicks won 119-112. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 04: Trey Burke #23 of the New York Knicks drives on a falling Josh Hart #3 of the Los Angeles Lakers, as Enes Kanter #00 looks on, during a 119-112 Knicks win at Staples Center on January 04, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 04: Allonzo Trier #14 of the New York Knicks passes out of the defense of Lonzo Ball #2, Tyson Chandler #5 and Lance Stephenson #6 of the Los Angeles Lakers during a 119-112 Knicks win at Staples Center on January 04, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 04: (L-R) Kentavious Caldwell-Pope #1, Rajon Rondo #9 and Tyson Chandler #5 of the Los Angeles Lakers look on from the bench during a 119-112 New York Knicks win at Staples Center on January 04, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 04: Luke Walton of the Los Angeles Lakers calls in a play during a 119-112 New York Knicks win at Staples Center on January 04, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 04: JaVale McGee #7 of the Los Angeles Lakers scores on a layup past Enes Kanter #00 of the New York Knicks during a 119-112 Knicks win at Staples Center on January 04, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 04: Brandon Ingram #14 of the Los Angeles Lakers attempts a shot in front of Mario Hezonja #8 of the New York Knicks during a 119-112 Knicks win at Staples Center on January 04, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 04: Tyson Chandler #5 of the Los Angeles Lakers and Enes Kanter #00 of the New York Knicks reach for a rebound during a 119-112 Knicks win at Staples Center on January 04, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 04: Ivica Zubac #40 of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts to his dunk with Damyean Dotson #21 of the New York Knicks during a 119-112 Knicks win at Staples Center on January 04, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 04: Brandon Ingram #14 of the Los Angeles Lakers attempts a shot between Emmanuel Mudiay #1 and Enes Kanter #00 of the New York Knicks during a 119-112 Knicks win at Staples Center on January 04, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 04: Brandon Ingram #14 of the Los Angeles Lakers argues an out of bounds call with referee Ken Mauer #41 during a 119-112 New York Knicks win at Staples Center on January 04, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 04: Mario Hezonja #8 of the New York Knicks scores on a layup during a 119-112 win over the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on January 04, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 04: Michael Beasley #11, LeBron James #23 and Moritz Wagner #15 of the Los Angeles Lakers react to a Laker goaltending behind Mario Hezonja #8 of the New York Knicks during a 119-112 Knicks win at Staples Center on January 04, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 04: Lonzo Ball #2 of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts to a Laker foul during a 119-112 loss to the New York Knicks at Staples Center on January 04, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)Los Angeles Lakers center JaVale McGee, left, sits on the bench next to coach Luke Walton during the closing seconds of the team’s NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks on Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Knicks won 119-112. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Lakers center Tyson Chandler, top, dunks as New York Knicks forward Kevin Knox watches during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)NextShow Caption1 of 37Los Angeles Lakers center Tyson Chandler, top, dunks as New York Knicks forward Kevin Knox watches during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)ExpandLOS ANGELES — If a victory Friday night wasn’t a must, it was very much needed.But it wasn’t to be.The Lakers – depleted by injuries to LeBron James, Kyle Kuzma and Rajon Rondo – couldn’t compensate sufficiently for a hefty free-throw disparity and 17 turnovers as they lost 119-112, awarding the Knicks just their 10th victory this season and their second in the past 15 games.L.A. (21-18) fell to 1-4 without James, who suffered a groin injury during the Christmas Day game at Golden State. In all four losses, the Lakers had second-half leads. Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers last_img read more