Blake Griffin had 32 points, Jamal Crawford added 29 and the Los Angeles Clippers ran away from the New York Knicks in the second half en route to a 109-95 win at Madison Square Garden on Friday night.
This game was tied at halftime, as the Clippers shot 33 percent in the first two quarters and made only three of their 18 three-point attempts during that span. However, a 12-0 run by Los Angeles late in the third quarter opened the floodgates.
Carmelo Anthony posted a gaudy statline, going for 26 points and 20 rebounds, but he shot only 4-of-23 from the floor. Most of his points came from the free-throw line, where he went a perfect 16-for-16.
The Knicks, the best in the league at taking care of the basketball, committed 18 turnovers, helping lead to 34 fast break points by LA.
New York shot only 34.9 percent from the field. The Clippers, who have now won five straight, hit on 42.3 percent of their shots.
Most of the damage from both sides came at the charity stripe. The Clips shot 35-of-42 from the line. The Knicks went 30-for-36.
New York has now dropped three consecutive games after reeling off five consecutive wins.
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