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Clippers 124, Knicks 113: Scenes from a rare non-blowout loss

Two more Knicks got injured, though.

NBA: Los Angeles Clippers at New York Knicks Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports

It feels like it has been awhile since the Knicks lost a close game, doesn’t it? Oh, they’ve been losing games, but pretty much all of those have been of the blowout variety. Well the ‘Bockers finally dropped a tight one to the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday afternoon, 124-113.

Don’t let the final score fool you. The Knicks actually took a lead midway through the fourth quarter, but a wide-open three and some vintage herky-jerky foul-drawing from Danilo Gallinari — which was easier to appreciate when he wasn’t playing against the Knicks — put the Clips up for good. From there it only took few Emmanuel Mudiay offensive boners (to be fair, Mudiay led the Knicks with 26 points before said boners), combined with the late-game excellence of Lou Williams, to bury the Knicks for good.

Sadly, the Knicks lost more than just the game. Rookie Kevin Knox twisted his ankle landing on Patrick Beverley’s foot while taking a jumper just before halftime. He did not return. Neither did Frank Ntilikina, who re-injured the groin which had kept out until Friday. Bad, bad, bad all around.

The good news: two more blocks for Mitchell Robinson, who only played 13 minutes because DeAndre Jordan supposedly had it going.

Miranda is on the recap. Watch some college b-ball, if you dare.