Devin Ebanks has been the forgotten man this season after re-signing with the Lakers over the summer on a one-year deal.
After playing almost 12 minutes a game for former coach Mike Brown, Ebanks was arrested on suspicion of a misdemeanor DUI, an incident that coincided with Brown's firing. The team sat Ebanks for more than two weeks after the arrest.
Gradually Coach Mike D'Antoni started to give Ebanks minutes, albeit few in significant moments.
On Thursday night in New York, D'Antoni turned to Ebanks to try and slow a red-hot Carmelo Anthony. Ebanks started the second half alongside Metta World Peace at forward.
Ebanks recorded season-highs in minutes (34), points (15) and rebounds (five). He made 5 of 11 from the field and 5 of 6 free throws, helping the Lakers come back in the second half, albeit a bit short of a victory.