Clippers rout Knicks to open 7-game trip

BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer Published:

NEW YORK (AP) -- Blake Griffin scored 32 points, Jamal Crawford added 29, and the Los Angeles Clippers opened a seven-game road trip with their fifth straight victory, 109-95 over the New York Knicks on Friday night.

DeAndre Jordan had 11 points and 16 rebounds for the Clippers, who dominated the second half to hand the Knicks their third consecutive loss.

Carmelo Anthony had 26 points and 20 rebounds for the Knicks in a disappointing start to an eight-game homestand that matches the longest in franchise history.

Anthony shot only 4 of 23 from the field but made all 16 free throws in the first 20-20 game by a Knicks player since David Lee on April 2, 2010. J.R. Smith added 24 points off the bench.