Oakland, CA (Sports Network) - Stephen Jackson posted 35 points, six rebounds and 10 assists, as the Golden State Warriors scored their most points in 17 years in a 144-127 blowout of the New York Knicks.
Kelenna Azubuike had 22 points and 10 boards for the Warriors, who have won back-to-back contests for the first time since January 16 and 19 with respective wins over Atlanta and Washington.
This was the most points the Warriors scored ever against the Knicks, with the previous mark of 143 coming November 2, 1962. It's also the most points for the Warriors since they won, 148-136, at Sacramento in double-overtime on March 31, 1992.
Jamal Crawford added 21 points against his former team, while Monta Ellis tallied 17 points for Golden State, which had eight players in double figures.
David Lee had 27 points and 11 rebounds for the Knicks, who lost their fifth straight contest. Ex-Warrior Al Harrington, who was traded to the Knicks in November for Crawford, ended with 24 points and nine rebounds.
The Knicks snapped a two-game skid to the Warriors with a high-flying 138-125 win at Madison Square Garden on November 29. However, New York has now lost in each of its last seven trips to the Bay Area.
Knicks forward Tim Thomas left the game with a sore left groin.
The Warriors broke open a close game late in the third quarter with six straight points for a 101-89 advantage. Ellis' bucket culminated the run and it was 105-95 heading to the fourth.
That's when the Knicks fell apart defensively, as the Warriors began the period on an 8-2 run. Later, Jackson's jumper moved the lead to 125-104 at the midway point, essentially sealing the win. He had 13 points in the last quarter.
Azubuike's three-point play started a 12-2 run for the Warriors, as they expanded to a 36-21 lead with just under two minutes left in the opening quarter. Ronny Turiaf's bucket capped the flurry, and the hosts carried a 41-29 cushion into the second.
The Knicks used a late push to grab a 64-63 lead just before the half following a three-pointer from Harrington, but Jackson came back with a jumper, though the teams went to the locker room deadlocked at 65.