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Griffin scores 30 and Clippers cruise by Knicks 114-105

LOS ANGELES (AP) Blake Griffin scored 30 points, Chris Paul had 13 points and 13 assists and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the New York Knicks 114-105 on Monday night.

DeAndre Jordan added 14 points and 10 rebounds, and the Clippers blew the game open by outscoring the Knicks 34-19 in the third quarter for a 25-point lead.

The Clippers (42-29) pulled to within one game of the Utah Jazz for fourth in the Western Conference and homecourt advantage in the first round of the playoffs. They have 11 regular season games remaining.

The fading Knicks were led by Kristaps Porzingis' 18 points and 11 rebounds, while Derek Rose had 18 points and Carmelo Anthony had 16. Largely using their bench, they cut the 25-point deficit to seven points in final minutes.

Griffin got off to a hot start, hitting eight of his first 10 shots. Jordan was right behind, connecting on 5 of 6 to help the Clippers shoot 55.8 percent in the first half. Griffin had 20 points at the break.

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Knicks: Have vanished from the playoff picture. Once 16-13, the Knicks are 11-30 over their last 41 games and have lost seven of nine. ... Porzingis returned to the lineup after missing one game with a thigh injury.

Clippers: Have gone with Luc Mbah A Moute as their small forward all season, though he gets the playing time of a reserve. He has started 64 of 69 games, yet is averaging only 22.9 minutes per game.

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Knicks: Travel to Salt Lake City to meet the Jazz on Wednesday. Utah swamped the Knicks in New York in their only previous meeting, 94-79.

Clippers: Are the designated visitor Tuesday in matchup against the Lakers at Staples Center. The teams have split their first two meetings.

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Key Players
C. Anthony
7 SF
B. Griffin
32 PF
34.0 Min. Per Game 34.0
20.1 Pts. Per Game 20.1
4.9 Ast. Per Game 4.9
8.5 Reb. Per Game 8.5
42.2 Field Goal % 48.0
42.2 Three Point % 47.0
84.8 Free Throw % 74.1
  Defensive rebound by Raymond Felton 0:05
  Sasha Vujacic missed 3-pt. jump shot 0:07
+ 1 Raymond Felton made 2nd of 2 free throws 0:16
+ 1 Raymond Felton made 1st of 2 free throws 0:16
  Personal foul on Chasson Randle 0:15
+ 2 Chasson Randle made driving layup, assist by Marshall Plumlee 0:20
+ 1 Jamal Crawford made 2nd of 2 free throws 0:34
  Team rebound 0:34
  Jamal Crawford missed 1st of 2 free throws 0:34
  Personal foul on Sasha Vujacic 0:34
  Full timeout called 0:35
Points 105 114
Field Goals 40-89 (44.9%) 43-87 (49.4%)
3-Pointers 6-24 (25.0%) 10-31 (32.3%)
Free Throws 19-24 (79.2%) 18-24 (75.0%)
Total Rebounds 51 53
Offensive 14 9
Defensive 34 34
Team 3 10
Assists 24 25
Steals 6 8
Blocks 1 4
Turnovers 12 10
Fouls 19 19
Technicals 2 0
K. Porzingis PF 6
18 PTS, 11 REB, 2 AST
C. Paul PG 3
13 PTS, 5 REB, 13 AST
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Knicks 27-43 23301933105
Clippers 42-2929343417114
Team Stats
Knicks 27-43 PPG RPG APG
Clippers 42-29 97.7 PPG 37.7 RPG 18.4 APG
Key Players
K. Porzingis PF 13.8 PPG 4.5 RPG 1.0 APG 51.7 FG%
B. Griffin PF 20.3 PPG 6.0 RPG 2.3 APG 49.0 FG%
Top Scorers
K. Porzingis PF 18 PTS 11 REB 2 AST
B. Griffin PF 30 PTS 6 REB 2 AST
44.9 FG% 49.4
25.0 3PT FG% 32.3
79.2 FT% 75.0
Knicks
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
D. Rose 28 18 4 5 0 0 1 1 6/11 0/0 6/6 1 3 31 -20
K. Porzingis 32 18 11 2 2 0 2 3 9/16 0/4 0/0 3 8 33 -7
C. Anthony 25 16 4 1 0 0 0 3 6/14 1/5 3/3 2 2 22 -14
W. Hernangomez 17 8 9 0 0 0 1 0 3/11 0/0 2/2 5 4 16 -12
C. Lee 22 2 2 2 0 0 0 1 1/6 0/3 0/0 0 2 8 -8
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
D. Rose 28 18 4 5 0 0 1 1 6/11 0/0 6/6 1 3 31 -20
K. Porzingis 32 18 11 2 2 0 2 3 9/16 0/4 0/0 3 8 33 -7
C. Anthony 25 16 4 1 0 0 0 3 6/14 1/5 3/3 2 2 22 -14
W. Hernangomez 17 8 9 0 0 0 1 0 3/11 0/0 2/2 5 4 16 -12
C. Lee 22 2 2 2 0 0 0 1 1/6 0/3 0/0 0 2 8 -8
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
J. Holiday 27 11 4 3 1 1 0 0 4/8 1/3 2/2 0 4 23 -4
M. Kuzminskas 18 8 4 3 1 0 3 3 2/6 1/4 3/3 2 2 16 -4
R. Baker 20 8 3 2 2 0 1 2 3/5 2/2 0/0 0 3 16 +11
C. Randle 11 7 1 3 0 0 1 3 2/3 0/0 3/4 1 0 13 +10
M. Plumlee 20 4 4 2 0 0 2 1 2/3 0/0 0/4 0 4 10 +9
S. Vujacic 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 1/3 1/3 0/0 0 0 3 +8
L. Thomas 15 2 1 1 0 0 1 1 1/3 0/0 0/0 0 1 4 -9
K. O'Quinn 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 1 1 -5
J. Noah - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Ndour - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 241 105 48 24 6 1 12 19 40/89 6/24 19/24 14 34 196 -45
Clippers
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
B. Griffin 31 30 6 2 1 1 1 3 12/19 3/4 3/7 3 3 41 +21
J. Redick 23 14 3 3 0 0 1 1 4/11 3/6 3/3 0 3 22 +8
D. Jordan 28 14 10 0 0 3 0 1 7/9 0/0 0/0 3 7 27 +16
C. Paul 28 13 5 13 1 0 0 2 5/11 2/5 1/1 0 5 45 +18
L. Mbah a Moute 21 4 3 2 2 0 1 0 2/4 0/2 0/0 0 3 12 +15
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
B. Griffin 31 30 6 2 1 1 1 3 12/19 3/4 3/7 3 3 41 +21
J. Redick 23 14 3 3 0 0 1 1 4/11 3/6 3/3 0 3 22 +8
D. Jordan 28 14 10 0 0 3 0 1 7/9 0/0 0/0 3 7 27 +16
C. Paul 28 13 5 13 1 0 0 2 5/11 2/5 1/1 0 5 45 +18
L. Mbah a Moute 21 4 3 2 2 0 1 0 2/4 0/2 0/0 0 3 12 +15
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
A. Rivers 23 17 1 2 0 0 3 4 6/10 1/4 4/5 0 1 19 -7
J. Crawford 29 14 1 0 1 0 1 4 5/10 1/4 3/4 0 1 15 +2
M. Speights 16 4 4 0 1 0 1 0 1/3 0/2 2/2 1 3 8 +2
P. Pierce 11 2 2 1 0 0 0 2 1/2 0/1 0/0 0 2 6 -1
R. Felton 20 2 5 2 2 0 1 2 0/5 0/1 2/2 1 4 12 -9
W. Johnson 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0/2 0/2 0/0 0 1 1 -9
B. Bass 6 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0/1 0/0 0/0 1 1 2 -11
B. Johnson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Stone - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Anderson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 240 114 43 25 8 4 10 19 43/87 10/31 18/24 9 34 210 +45