RJ Barrett erupted, Julius Randle didn’t get ejected and the Knicks didn’t blow a big lead as they ended their seven-game losing streak with a stunning 116-93 pounding of the Clippers at Crytpo.com Arena.
In the third quarter, trailing by double digits, Clippers point guard Reggie Jackson soared in for a breakaway dunk and clanked it. Randle got the rebound and fired toward the basket on the other end for his own jam, smiling all the way downcourt.
The Knicks held the Clippers to 30 percent shooting in the first half while building a 19-point lead at intermission. The lead ballooned to 30 points in the fourth quarter.
The Knicks, who had lost 11 of 12, haven’t had a night like this in a long time.
“It was a great all-around win,” Tom Thibodeau said. “Our starters played really well.”