Knicks Outscore Clippers For Third Straight Victory

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Knicks Feeling Better After 3-1 Road Trip

Here are a few reactions to the New York Knicks 124-115 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers Saturday, New York’s third straight win on the West Coast.

Marc Berman of the New York Post says the Knicks own ‘Little Big Three’ is emerging

The Knicks might possess something special also — their own little Big 3 that grew resplendently this week in California like the grapes. Stoudemire, Raymond Felton, Danilo Gallinari.

The Felton-Stoudemire-Gallinari trio was too much for Griffin’s staggering aerial show as the Knicks hit the California trifecta, winning their third straight game in the state.

“We’re showing winning qualities,” Stoudemire said.

Stoudemire was spectacular, finishing with a Knicks-high 39 points and 11 rebounds. Point guard Raymond Felton had another terrific game (20 points, seven assists and seven steals)

And Danilo Gallinari exploded again with an unbelievable fourth quarter with 17 clutch points to withstand the barrage of highlight slams by the monstrous Griffin, who finished with 44 points, five incredible dunks, 7 assists and 15 rebounds in his first-ever game against the Knicks.

Gallinari finished with 31 points, and did so with great efficiency as he took just 11 shots, making seven and hitting all 13 free throws. Gallinari was 4 of 4 from the field in the fourth and 7 of 7 from the line.

KnicksBlog says things look brighter than they did a week ago for the 6-8 Knicks.

For now, Mike D’Antoni can rest assured that his team is firing on all cylinders. And that against lousy Western Conference teams they can get wins. This trip was not a disaster and things seem brighter, as bright as they can be for a team 2 games under .500.

That’s a great sign. Go on the road and win games against teams you’re better than.

The Knicks’ confidence appears to be growing.

Playing with more confidence than ever, the Knicks wanted this game badly.

“We’ve got an opportunity to make this a special trip,” Stoudemire said before the game. “After a slow start, we’re starting to get our swagger and our identity as to what kind of team we are. And in the process, we’re getting a few wins.”

The Knicks’ three-game streak is a season-best, and their confidence has never been higher.


Knicks 124, Clipper 115: New York Outscores Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) – Amare Stoudemire tallied 39 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, and Danilo Gallinari provided 31 points in New York’s 124-115 victory over the one-win Clippers.

Raymond Felton chipped in 20 points, seven assists and seven steals for New York, which forced 20 turnovers en route to its third straight win.

Blake Griffin set a franchise rookie record with 44 points to go with 15 rebounds and seven assists, one of the few highlights for a Los Angeles team that has lost nine straight and fell to 1-13.

“I made sure I stayed aggressive tonight, but the points mean nothing if you don’t get the win,” Griffin said.

Griffin’s slam midway through the fourth got the Clippers within 108-103, but the Knicks scored the next eight points, with Stoudemire’s dunk providing the visitors with a 116-103 cushion with 4:11 remaining.

It was at least a seven-point game the rest of the way.

“It was like a video game out there. It was fun,” Stoudemire said. “We’re showing winning qualities. We have to keep it going.”

A close first quarter ended with LA holding a 29-28 edge, but the Knicks were on top 58-53 at halftime and stayed in front throughout the third, which ended with the score, 93-85.

Eric Gordon netted 25 points for the Clippers, who shot 54.4 percent from the floor and outscored the Knicks in the paint, 54-42…Toney Douglas and Wilson Chandler ended with 12 and 10 points, respectively, for the Knicks.

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