The Clippers got a nice present to enter the new year in the form of a 99-78 blowout victory over the New York Knicks on Wednesday.
The Clippers led by as many as 23 points in a game where Chris Paul and Blake Griffin combined for only 18 points.
Paul was two for 11 from the field while Griffin was six for 16. Griffin was very effective in another category -- assists. He tied his career high with 11, assisting on each of the Clippers' first five baskets of the game in addition to grabbing seven rebounds.
The Clippers were led by J.J. Redick, who finished with 20 points on an efficient seven-for-13 shooting, including four of eight from long range.
The Clippers made 15 of their 34 three-point attempts. The Knicks only made four of their 17 shots from beyond the arc.
Jamal Crawford had 13 points, including two three-pointers. The reigning sixth man of the year passed Peja Stojakovic for career three-pointers -- 1,761 -- ninth-most on all-time list.
Spencer Hawes, who was playing in his second game after being sidelined for nine because of a bone bruise in his left knee, started looking like his old self. He had 10 points, including make two of his three three-point attempts, and grabbed seven rebounds in 23 minutes.
Jordan Farmar, who has recently struggled with his shot, had 11 points on three-for-five shooting, all from beyond the arc.
The Clippers finally have two consecutive days without games -- Thursday and Friday -- for the first time since Dec. 4-5.