Led by 28 points from winger Kawhi Leonard, the Los Angeles Clippers defeated the New York Knicks 129-115 on Sunday afternoon at Madison Square Garden.
For the California squad, which started the day half a game away from the Utah Jazz and top of the Western Conference, it was a 10th triumph in their 11 most recent outings.
Leonard spent more than 34 minutes on the floor, helping his people take control of the clash from the second quarter. Having dominated by two points in the first period, the Knicks saw their opponents amass 37 points in the next and 35 more in the third.
For the winners, Reggie Jackson, Paul George and Serge Ibaka in order scored 18, 17 and 15 points. In a losing cause, Julius Randle distinguished himself with a double-double, 27 points and 12 rebounds.