Knicks dominate Clippers 116-93 to snap 7-game skid

Mar 6, 2022, 7:39 AM | Updated: 11:33 pm
Los Angeles Clippers guard Reggie Jackson (1) goes up for a dunk against the New York Knicks during...

Los Angeles Clippers guard Reggie Jackson (1) goes up for a dunk against the New York Knicks during the second half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, March 6, 2022, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — RJ Barrett had 24 points and nine rebounds and the Knicks dominated the Los Angeles Clippers in a 116-93 victory Sunday night that snapped New York’s seven-game losing skid.

Immanuel Quickley added 21 points off the bench and Cam Reddish had 15 of his 17 points in the fourth for the Knicks, who used big scoring runs to open the second and fourth quarters of a game in which they led by 32 points.

“Tonight the fight was there from start to finish,” Knicks coach Tom Thibodeau said. “Hopefully we can build on it.”

Reserve Amir Coffey scored 16 points to lead the Clippers, whose five-game winning streak ended at the hands of one of the East’s worst teams.

“It feels great to get that win. We needed that bad,” Mitchell Robinson said. “They were playing so well, too.”

The Knicks scored the first 10 points of the fourth, led by Reddish with eight, to extend their lead to 90-68. Barrett was the only starter left in against the Clippers’ reserves until he sat down with five minutes remaining.

The Knicks used another strong start in the third to take a 74-48 lead. They opened with a 15-8 run, getting six points from Robinson and four from Barrett.

“The ball moved around and the energy was high,” Robinson said.

Reggie Jackson missed a one-handed dunk during a 20-6 spurt that sent the Clippers into the fourth trailing 80-68. Five players scored, with Coffey hitting a 3-pointer and making four free throws.

“They came out with more energy than we did and they just look like they wanted it more,” Coffey said.

The Knicks built a 19-point lead by outscoring the Clippers 34-18 in the second quarter. New York opened with 16 straight points, making 8 of 8 free throws and getting eight points from Barrett. He finished with 16 points in the quarter.

“The tone of the game was set the first five minutes with the starters,” Thibodeau said. “The defense was really good and the willingness to make the extra pass got rhythm offensively.”

The Clippers didn’t score until halfway through the second on Luke Kennard’s 3-pointer — one of three he made in the period. They cut the lead to 11 points before New York closed on an 11-3 run to lead 59-40 going into halftime.

“They played well and we played bad,” Clippers coach Tyronn Lue said. “With that combination you’ll get a 30-point blowout. They were starving for a win.”


Knicks: Improved to 13-19 on the road. … Julius Randle was fined $50,000 by the league for shoving Phoenix Suns forward Cam Johnson, making contact with a referee who was trying to break up the altercation on Friday and refusing to participate in its ensuing investigation. … Taj Gibson didn’t play because of illness.

Clippers: They were outrebounded 57-43. … Paul George, out since December with a torn ligament in his right elbow, is shooting with his right hand, which coach Tyronn Lue says is “a lot better I guess.” … Their five-game winning streak featured three wins over the Lakers and two over Houston.


Knicks: At Sacramento on Monday in the second game of a back-to-back.

Clippers: At Golden State on Tuesday. The Clippers won by 15 points last month and are 1-2 vs. the Warriors this season.


More AP NBA: and

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Kenny Pickett (8) celebrates beside teammates after scoring a touch...
Associated Press

Kenny Pickett will be Steelers’ starting QB vs. Bills

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Kenny Pickett Era is officially underway in Pittsburgh. The rookie quarterback will make his first career start Sunday when the Steelers visit Buffalo. Pickett, the 20th overall pick in the draft, made his regular season debut in the second half of a 24-20 loss to the New York Jets. He ran […]
1 day ago
Naomi Osaka of Japan returns a shot against Daria Saville of Australia during a singles match in th...
Associated Press

Naomi Osaka to publish picture book ‘The Way Champs Play’

NEW YORK (AP) — Naomi Osaka has some life lessons she’d like to share. The tennis superstar has a deal with HarperCollins Publishers for a children’s picture book, “The Way Champs Play,” scheduled to come out Dec. 6. Illustrated by Kamala Nair, the book was arranged through Osaka’s new media company, Hana Kuma. The story […]
1 day ago
Ukrainian fans cheer prior to the star of the UEFA Nations League soccer match between Scotland and...
Associated Press

Source: Ukraine to join Spain-Portugal 2030 World Cup bid

GENEVA (AP) — Ukraine is set to join Spain and Portugal in a combined bid to host the 2030 World Cup. A person familiar with the project told The Associated Press on Tuesday that Ukraine is being added to the Spain-Portugal bid. The revitalized bid, which has been in the works for more than three […]
1 day ago
FILE - Texas forward Tiffany Jackson (33) points during Big 12 women's basketball tournament practi...
Associated Press

Former Texas standout and WNBA player Jackson dies at 37

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Tiffany Jackson, a former standout at the University of Texas who was the No. 5 pick in the WNBA draft in 2007 and played nine years in the league, has died of cancer, the school announced. She was 37. Jackson, who was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015, died Monday. […]
1 day ago
Associated Press

10 mountaineers killed after avalanche in northern India

NEW DELHI (AP) — At least 10 trainee mountaineers died Tuesday after being swept away by an avalanche in the Himalayas in northern India, media reports said, as rescuers searched for 11 others missing. A group of 29 people was hit by an avalanche on a mountain peak located in the Gangotri range of the […]
1 day ago
People offer prayers near the statue of a lion, the mascot of Arema FC, outside Kanjuruhan Stadium ...
Associated Press

Indonesia soccer group: Some gates locked in deadly crush

MALANG, Indonesia (AP) — Delays in unlocking the gates at an Indonesian soccer stadium after violence broke out at the end of a match contributed to a disaster in which at least 131 people died, the national soccer association said Tuesday. The Football Association of Indonesia said it has permanently banned the chief executive and […]
1 day ago
Knicks dominate Clippers 116-93 to snap 7-game skid