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Knicks hand Clippers ninth straight loss, win 107-85

NEW YORK (AP) Things are going so poorly for the Clippers that they can't even beat the Knicks anymore.

Kristaps Porzingis scored 25 points and New York extended Los Angeles' losing streak to nine games with a 107-85 victory Monday night.

Porzingis outplayed a frustrated Blake Griffin and helped the Knicks snap a 10-game skid in the series with their first victory over the Clippers in more than five years.

''Bottom line, we just can't sustain anything,'' Clippers coach Doc Rivers said. ''Right now we get it going a little bit and one thing happens and it just implodes.''

Doug McDermott added 16 points for the Knicks, including a 3-pointer that swung the momentum for good midway through the third quarter.

''I got in there, had to bring some energy because we got off to a little slow start to start the third quarter,'' McDermott said.

Griffin scored 21 points but shot just 6 for 18, picked up a technical foul and fouled out with 4:46 remaining. The Clippers (5-11) still haven't won since Nov. 1 at Dallas, when they improved to 5-2.

''Tonight was not a good showing,'' Griffin said. ''We have to put together 48 minutes rather than playing in spurts. We know as a team that this is not going to be the end.''

Patrick Beverley returned after missing five games with a sore right knee and had nine points and six rebounds. But the Clippers are still without fellow guard Milos Teodosic and the rest of their backcourt play was mostly dismal.

The Clippers fell behind by 17 early in the third quarter before running off 15 straight to cut it to 66-64 midway through the period. But McDermott hit a 3-pointer in transition and added another during a 12-0 response by the Knicks that gave them a 78-64 advantage with 4:11 remaining in the period.

''I thought that was disheartening,'' Rivers said. ''I thought that took the spirit away but it shouldn't and that's where we're at right now. When you lose nine games in a row, you're in a losing streak, you start feeling sorry for yourself when things don't go right and you can't do that.''

New York then led by 26 in the fourth quarter.

The game was tied at 20 after one quarter, but the Knicks opened a double-digit lead late in the half after a 9-2 spurt and were ahead 56-44 at the break.

''In the first half we weren't moving the ball. One pass or no passes and the guys were shooting it,'' Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek said. ''Once we got into passing the ball and moving it from side to side, then we ended up with 20 assists in the final 32 minutes and that's pretty good.''

The Clippers traded Chris Paul in the offseason and the search for reliable guard play remains. Austin Rivers was 1 for 9 for two points, Lou Williams came off the bench to shoot 2 for 8, and rookie Jawun Evans shot 2 for 8.

TIP-INS

Clippers: Los Angeles had won five straight at Madison Square Garden. ... Clippers assistant Mike Woodson was the Knicks' coach last time they beat Los Angeles, on April 25, 2012.

Knicks: Tim Hardaway Jr. played with a sore left foot and scored 13 points. He had been listed as questionable but Hornacek said Hardaway felt better after rest. ... Enes Kanter had 12 points and 16 rebounds.

STREAK SNAPPED

The Clippers' 10-game winning streak over the Knicks was their longest active streak against any opponent. Now it's seven in a row against Portland and Orlando.

STARKS WITH THE ''STEAL''

Doc Rivers was talking to reporters before the game when former Knicks teammate John Starks walked by.

''Can you bring my wedge back?'' Rivers yelled out. ''Guy stole my wedge and didn't give it back.''

Rivers said he had been without his golf club, which Starks contended that Rivers had left in his bag, for about two months.

''You know, when someone allegedly leaves a club in your bag, the right thing to do is mail it back to them,'' Rivers said. ''That's all I'm saying. At some point, it's stolen.''

UP NEXT

Clippers: Visit Atlanta on Wednesday.

Knicks: Host Toronto on Wednesday.

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Key Players
B. Griffin
32 F
K. Porzingis
6 F
33.0 Min. Per Game 33.0
27.8 Pts. Per Game 27.8
1.1 Ast. Per Game 1.1
7.1 Reb. Per Game 7.1
41.3 Field Goal % 47.2
41.5 Three Point % 47.6
78.0 Free Throw % 83.6
+ 2 Willie Reed made jump shot, assist by C.J. Williams 0:21
  Defensive rebound by Jamil Wilson 0:32
  Michael Beasley missed jump shot 0:35
+ 2 Jawun Evans made driving layup 0:52
  Traveling violation turnover on Michael Beasley 1:02
  Defensive rebound by Kyle O'Quinn 1:23
  C.J. Williams missed 3-pt. jump shot 1:24
  Offensive rebound by Sindarius Thornwell 1:28
  Sindarius Thornwell missed jump shot 1:29
+ 1 Ramon Sessions made 2nd of 2 free throws 1:39
+ 1 Ramon Sessions made 1st of 2 free throws 1:39
Team Stats
Points 85 107
Field Goals 30-80 (37.5%) 35-81 (43.2%)
3-Pointers 10-32 (31.3%) 13-34 (38.2%)
Free Throws 15-21 (71.4%) 24-25 (96.0%)
Total Rebounds 43 60
Offensive 10 14
Defensive 26 37
Team 7 9
Assists 20 24
Steals 12 11
Blocks 3 5
Turnovers 21 22
Fouls 23 26
Technicals 1 0
21 PTS, 4 REB, 5 AST
25 PTS, 7 REB, 2 AST
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away team logo Clippers 5-11 2024241785
home team logo Knicks 9-7 20362724107
Team Stats
away team logo Clippers 5-11 PPG RPG APG
home team logo Knicks 9-7 PPG RPG APG
Key Players
B. Griffin F PPG RPG APG FG%
K. Porzingis F 22.7 PPG 6.6 RPG 1.2 APG 43.9 FG%
Top Scorers
B. Griffin F 21 PTS 4 REB 5 AST
K. Porzingis F 25 PTS 7 REB 2 AST
37.5 FG% 43.2
31.3 3PT FG% 38.2
71.4 FT% 96.0
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
B. Griffin 33 21 4 5 2 0 4 6 6/18 2/7 7/8 1 3 33 -20
W. Johnson 24 13 4 2 2 1 4 2 4/8 3/5 2/3 0 4 20 -7
D. Jordan 33 10 9 0 1 0 1 3 5/7 0/0 0/0 6 3 19 -22
P. Beverley 22 9 6 2 0 1 2 1 3/8 3/7 0/0 0 6 18 +2
A. Rivers 31 2 1 5 1 0 0 2 1/9 0/3 0/0 0 1 14 -21
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
B. Griffin 33 21 4 5 2 0 4 6 6/18 2/7 7/8 1 3 33 -20
W. Johnson 24 13 4 2 2 1 4 2 4/8 3/5 2/3 0 4 20 -7
D. Jordan 33 10 9 0 1 0 1 3 5/7 0/0 0/0 6 3 19 -22
P. Beverley 22 9 6 2 0 1 2 1 3/8 3/7 0/0 0 6 18 +2
A. Rivers 31 2 1 5 1 0 0 2 1/9 0/3 0/0 0 1 14 -21
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
W. Reed 11 10 4 1 0 0 1 2 3/3 0/0 4/8 1 3 15 +1
L. Williams 26 8 2 2 1 1 5 2 2/8 2/5 2/2 1 1 11 -29
S. Dekker 12 6 1 0 1 0 1 0 3/7 0/3 0/0 0 1 7 -6
J. Evans 18 4 1 1 2 0 3 1 2/8 0/1 0/0 0 1 6 +3
M. Harrell 3 2 2 1 1 0 0 1 1/1 0/0 0/0 0 2 7 -1
J. Wilson 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 1 1 +4
C. Williams 4 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0/2 0/1 0/0 0 0 3 -2
S. Thornwell 15 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0/1 0/0 0/0 1 0 1 -12
D. Gallinari - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Johnson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Teodosic - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 233 85 36 20 12 3 21 23 30/80 10/32 15/21 10 26 155 -110
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
K. Porzingis 29 25 7 2 2 2 5 4 7/20 2/7 9/9 2 5 35 +27
T. Hardaway Jr. 26 13 5 5 2 1 2 2 6/13 1/6 0/0 3 2 29 +10
E. Kanter 32 12 16 1 2 1 2 3 3/4 0/0 6/6 6 10 31 +21
J. Jack 24 11 2 7 1 0 1 1 4/7 2/4 1/1 0 2 27 +24
C. Lee 26 10 5 3 2 1 1 2 3/5 1/2 3/3 1 4 23 +11
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
K. Porzingis 29 25 7 2 2 2 5 4 7/20 2/7 9/9 2 5 35 +27
T. Hardaway Jr. 26 13 5 5 2 1 2 2 6/13 1/6 0/0 3 2 29 +10
E. Kanter 32 12 16 1 2 1 2 3 3/4 0/0 6/6 6 10 31 +21
J. Jack 24 11 2 7 1 0 1 1 4/7 2/4 1/1 0 2 27 +24
C. Lee 26 10 5 3 2 1 1 2 3/5 1/2 3/3 1 4 23 +11
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
D. McDermott 30 16 5 0 1 0 3 2 5/11 5/7 1/2 0 5 19 +24
R. Sessions 12 4 1 4 1 0 1 1 0/3 0/1 4/4 0 1 13 +7
M. Beasley 3 4 1 0 0 0 2 1 2/3 0/0 0/0 0 1 3 +2
K. O'Quinn 12 4 6 0 0 0 1 3 2/4 0/0 0/0 2 4 9 -5
W. Hernangomez 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 1/1 1/1 0/0 0 0 3 +2
D. Dotson 11 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 1/2 1/2 0/0 0 2 7 +3
L. Thomas 14 2 1 0 0 0 0 4 1/6 0/3 0/0 0 1 3 -7
F. Ntilikina 11 0 0 1 0 0 4 2 0/2 0/1 0/0 0 0 -2 -9
I. Hicks - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
L. Kornet - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Baker - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 233 107 51 24 11 5 22 26 35/81 13/34 24/25 14 37 200 +110