New York Falls 94-90 to Trail Blazers - Recap
The Trail Blazers got a 20-point performance from Nicolas Batum, who added 10 rebounds as Portland ran past New York 94-90 on Wednesday at Madison Square Garden.
The Trail Blazers were a 2.5-point favorite in the win, and managed to turn a profit for their supporters. The combined score dipped UNDER the total, which closed at 206.5.
Portland got 18 points from Wesley Matthews and another 15 points from LaMarcus Aldridge. LaMarcus Aldridge contributed 5 assists, while LaMarcus Aldridge cleaned the glass with 12 rebounds.
New York got 26 points from Carmelo Anthony in a losing cause and another 18 points from J.R. Smith. Pablo Prigioni contributed 7 assists for the Knicks, while Tyson Chandler had 9 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed Portland were victorious, as the score was 47-46 at the break.
The rebound battle favored Portland as they grabbed 49 boards, while New York only had 48.
Next game, Portland takes its act on the road to face Indiana looking for another win. For New York, they head home to face Denver.