Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) - Baron Davis hit a crucial three-pointer in the closing seconds of overtime and the Los Angeles Clippers took advantage of a costly technical foul call on Al Harrington near the end of regulation to beat New York, 128-124, securing their 10th straight home win over the Knicks.
Davis finished with 13 points and a career-high 20 assists, as the Clippers headed to the All-Star break with three wins in their last four games, but are 13-40 overall.
Eric Gordon posted 30 points, while former Knick Zach Randolph tallied 22 points and 15 rebounds for Los Angeles, which also received a career-best 23 points from Steve Novak and 20 from Al Thornton.
"I was pleased by the outcome," said Clippers coach Mike Dunleavy. "Our guys did a good job of hanging in there. We had a lot of guys contribute."
Nate Robinson had a spectacular game with 33 points, a career-high 15 assists, and also nine rebounds and five steals, but the Knicks lost their sixth consecutive game and moved to the midseason break with a 21-31 record.
Wilson Chandler scored 27 for the Knicks. Harrington ended with 19 points and 11 rebounds, while David Lee scored 17 to go with 12 boards. Jared Jeffries added 16 points and 10 rebounds.
Each team fired up a massive amount of three-pointers, 70 in all. The Knicks went 8-of-33 from beyond the arc, while the Clippers set a franchise-record with 37 attempts, making 15, from long distance.
"We liked the quick pace," said Davis. "We have guys that can open it up from the outside. The quicker pace we play the deadlier we are."
But it was the play of Harrington near the end of regulation that drew the ire of Knicks head coach Mike D'Antoni.
Randolph's tough shot in the lane brought LA within 108-107 with 47.1 seconds left, and Harrington got an offensive rebound at the other end and jammed with two hands with 25 seconds remaining. But after dunking, Harrington pulled himself up on the rim and then used both his hands to slap the backboard.
D'Antoni was clearly upset at Harrington after a technical foul was called, and Novak sank the ensuing free throw.
Randolph then tied the game with a left-handed shot in the lane with 11.2 seconds left, and the game went into overtime after Robinson's runner caromed off the rim.
The Clippers scored the first five points of overtime, but the Knicks came within 123-121 when Robinson made a layup with 29.5 seconds left.
Davis then stepped back and drilled a three-pointer over Jeffries with 7.5 seconds left, but Robinson's three-pointer with five seconds later tightened the game again. Fred Jones sealed LA's win by sinking two free throws with 3.9 seconds left.
"It's a weird road trip," said D'Antoni. "We should have won two out of three. We're giving games away. It was a good effort, but not good enough."
The Knicks were ahead 34-28 after the first quarter, but the gap stood at 59-58 at the half. Thornton's jumper at the end of the third had the hosts trailing 86-85.