Carmelo Anthony and Raymond Felton were the only two bright spots against a balanced Clippers team. The Knicks came home to New York a day later than expected because of snow, but the Clippers had similar travel issues and were forced to play an early game, a daunting task for a west coast team.
But the Knicks were the team to show an ebb in terms of energy. Anthony had 42 points and Felton added 20, but the Knicks struggled from beyond the arc and turned the ball over. In fact, the Knicks committed more than twice as many turnovers than made threes. The Clippers shot over 50%. This was made all the worse because Chris Paul and Chauncey Billups saw limited minutes.
Paul add 25 points. Jamal Crawford, a former Knicks, scored 27 off the bench. Blake Griffin added some stellar dunks as part of his 17 points. The Knicks are a deep team, but so are the Clippers. Only Los Angeles showed their depth on this day.
The Knicks trailed virtually the entire game and lost 102-88. The Knicks are now 32-17.