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Clippers play New York in first of a 7-game road-trip tonight at MSG

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The Los Angeles Clippers hit the road for their annual Grammy Awards Road Trip where they head east for the first of seven games in eleven days when they take on Carmelo Anthony and the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden tonight.

This is the Clippers second seven-game roadie of the season having gone 4-3 in December’s earlier seven-game stint.

Los Angeles is coming off of a four-game homestand where they went perfect, even without all-star point guard Chris Paul who’s nursing a separated right shoulder.

The Clippers (27-13) will seek their fourth consecutive win over the Knickerbockers tonight which includes a 93-80 in Los Angeles this past Thanksgiving Eve.

J.J. Redick scored a career-high 33 points and Blake Griffin added 23 as the Clippers rallied from a 17-point, fourth-quarter hole with five minutes left to beat Dallas 129-127 on Wednesday at Staples Center.

Matt Barnes had 25 points off the bench, and Jamal Crawford hit two free throws with 11 seconds remaining to give the Clippers the lead.

Darren Collison is averaging 17 points over the last five in place of Paul registering 13 points and 10 assists in the come-from-behind win Wednesday over the Mavs.

For a recap of Wednesday's thrilling Clippers win, click on the video with this story.

The Clippers signed 13-year veteran Hedo Turkoglu yesterday for added shooting punch off the bench.

The Knicks (15-24) have rallied to win five or their last six games and are, of course, led by Carmelo Anthony who scored 28 in the loss to the Clippers in L.A.

New York has center Tyson Chandler in the line-up. He was out of the first meeting because of a fractured leg.

Tip-off from MSG is 4pm Pacific time.



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