PORTLAND, OREGON (TICKER) —The New York Knicks hope Allan Houston can continue his hot shooting on Monday when they try to improve to 3-0 on their six-game road trip against the Portland Trail Blazers at the Rose Garden.
On Sunday, Houston scored a career- and NBA season-high 53 points as the Knicks defeated the Los Angeles Lakers, 117-110.
Houston shot 18-of-29 from the field and 13-of-15 from the line for the team’s first 50-point game since Patrick Ewing scored 50 against Charlotte on December 1, 1990. Houston’s previous career high was 44 vs. Milwaukee on January 12, 2002.
Portland ended a two-game losing streak with a 101-96 triumph over Seattle on Saturday.
The Blazers defeated the Knicks, 92-89, at Madison Square Garden on January 5. Portland has not swept a season series from New York since 1995-96.