(SportsNetwork.com) - The Los Angeles Clippers are on the east coast the next three games, starting with Wednesday's showdown against the New York Knicks at historic Madison Square Garden.
The Clippers are riding a four-game winning streak and have prevailed nine times in the last 13 tries. They will also visit Philadelphia and Boston on the junket, and are 19-15 on the road this season.
Los Angeles dispatched the New Orleans Pelicans, 107-100, the last time out on Sunday and received 23 points from both Chris Paul and Blake Griffin. Paul handed out 11 assists to go along with seven rebounds, while J.J. Redick scored 20 points and DeAndre Jordan grabbed 16 rebounds with 12 points.
New Orleans shot 50.7 percent and had a healthy Anthony Davis in the lineup. but the Clippers scored 57-47 advantage in the second half. The Clippers also converted 18 turnovers into 30 points.
"We got stops down the stretch and we found some plays that work for us offensively," Griffin said. "It was a good grind out win."
The Clippers are fifth in the Western Conference and sit four games out of the No. 2 spot.
Meanwhile, the Knicks are gunning for the most ping pong balls in the upcoming draft and have the worst record in the league at 14-57.
New York has lost four in a row and 11 of the last 13 games, including Monday's 103-82 defeat at the hands of the Memphis Grizzlies. Langston Galloway and Andrea Bargnani scored 19 and 18 points, respectively, and Jason Smith recorded 16 off the bench.
The Knicks turned the ball over 19 times for 24 Memphis points and shot 42.1 percent from the floor. They scored only 34 points in the second half.
"We just kind of ran out of gas there at the end of the third quarter," Knicks coach Derek Fisher said.
New York will close this three-game homestand Friday versus Boston.
Knicks guard Alexey Shved (ribs) is questionable Wednesday and did not play versus the Grizzlies. He was averaging 19.0 ppg in eight games before a nine- point performance in a loss against Toronto on Sunday.
The Knicks were dealt a 99-78 loss against the Clippers in LA on Dec. 31 and Redick scored a game-best 20 points. The Clippers have won five in a row against the Knicks.