Blazers win fourth straight drop Knicks to 418

first_imgNEW YORK — Portland coach Terry Stotts always knows he can dial up LaMarcus Aldridge’s number when the Trail Blazers need someone to settle them down. Aldridge scored 24 points, including six in the final 2:46, and the Trail Blazers regrouped after blowing a 11-point lead in the fourth quarter to beat the New York Knicks 103-99 on Sunday night for their fourth straight victory.“He does that often,” Stotts said. “He’s a stabilizing influence at the offensive end. We have a lot ways we can score, but when things are going a little sideways we usually rely on him.” Carmelo Anthony had 23 points with LeBron James sitting courtside, but the Knicks lost their eighth straight and 12th in their last 13. J.R. Smith scored 20 points off the bench and Amare Stoudemire added 16 for New York, whose 4-18 start is a franchise worst.“Losing games as close as we are losing them, whether it’s five or six points over the past 13 games, this is new to me. This feeling is new to me,” Anthony said.last_img

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