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NBA: Los Angeles Clippers 109, New York 95

Jan. 17, 2014 at 10:27 PM

NEW YORK, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Blake Griffin and Jamal Crawford combined for 61 points Friday in sending the Los Angeles Clippers to their fifth straight win -- 109-95 over New York.

Los Angeles opened a seven-game road trip on a successful note, breaking open what had been a tie game at halftime by holding the Knicks to 34 percent shooting.

Griffin scored 32 points and had seven rebounds. Crawford went 10-of-11 from the foul line on the way to his 29 points.

New York lost its third straight after winning five in a row.

Carmelo Anthony led the Knicks with 26 points and a season-best 20 rebounds. J.R. Smith, who did not play in two of New York's previous four games in a dispute with Coach Mike Woodson, scored 24 points while playing 35 minutes.

The contest was the first of the Knicks' eight-game homestand.

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