New York’s win over the Los Angeles Clippers will keep the Knicks in second place in the Eastern Conference and give the Knicks a five-game lead in the race for a playoff spot.

The Knicks (27-8) had a pair of wins over the Clippers (18-18), including a 104-92 victory on Saturday night.

They’ve won four of five and held the Lakers to 32.0 percent shooting in their last five meetings.

They won 91-82 in Brooklyn on March 2 for their third consecutive victory.

The Clippers have won five of their last six and have a 4-4 road trip.

They’re 1 1/2 games back of Atlanta for the final playoff spot in the West.

Los Angeles leads the West at 3 1/4 games over eighth-place Portland.

Jamal Crawford scored 21 points and Paul Millsap had 16 points and 11 rebounds for New York.

Chris Paul and Blake Griffin each scored 20 for Los Angeles, which has dropped five of six.

Los Angeles is averaging 107.7 points during a six-game winning streak.

It has won eight straight and 12 of 14 at home.

Los Angelenos are averaging 106.3 points in their past 17 games against New York and rank in the NBA’s top five in points per game (101.0) and field goal percentage (57.6).

Los Angeles leads by three games in the best-of-seven series with the Knicks.

The Lakers have lost four straight at home, including a 108-102 defeat Feb. 7.