Kristaps Porzingis leads way as Knicks beat Clippers for the first time in over five years
Kristaps Porzingis plays 29 minutes, making 7 of 20 field gooal attempts. AP

NEW YORK — Kristaps Porzingis scored 25 points and New York extended Los Angeles' losing streak to nine games on Monday (Tuesday, Manila time).

Porzingis outplayed a frustrated Blake Griffin and helped the Knicks snap a 10-game skid in the series with their first victory over the Clippers in five years.

Doug McDermott added 16 points for the Knicks, including a 3-pointer that swung the momentum for good midway through the third quarter.

Griffin scored 21 points but shot just 6 for 17, picked up a technical foul and fouled out with 4:46 remaining. The Clippers (5-11) still haven't won since Nov. 1 at Dallas, when they improved to 5-2.

Patrick Beverley returned after missing five games with a sore right knee and had nine points and six rebounds. But the Clippers are still without fellow guard Milos Teodosic and the rest of their backcourt play was mostly dismal.

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