Portland Defeats New York 105-100 - Recap
Portland got 26 points from Nicolas Batum en route to a 105-100 victory over New York on Tuesday at Madison Square Garden.
The Trail Blazers were a 9.5-point underdog in the win, and managed to turn a profit for their supporters. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 196.5.
Portland got 21 points from Damian Lillard and another 19 points from LaMarcus Aldridge. Nicolas Batum contributed 6 assists, while LaMarcus Aldridge cleaned the glass with 14 rebounds.
The Knicks got a 45-point performance from Carmelo Anthony, who was supported by 28 points from J.R. Smith. J.R. Smith had 5 assists in a losing cause for New York, while J.R. Smith grabbed 11 rebounds.
The Trail Blazers hit the break leading 58-47 before taking care of business in the second half.
Portland won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 47-37.
Next game, Portland takes its act on the road to face Toronto looking for another win. For New York, they head home to face San Antonio.