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The red-hot Portland Trail Blazers try to continue their 10-game winning streak when they take on the stumbling New York Knicks at Moda Center. The Trail Blazers are looking to continue their great start, entering today's game with a record of 12-2. On the other hand, the visiting Knicks are not above .500 on the season, entering today's game with a 3-9 record. This game has a start time of 10:00 pm EST and it will be covered by MSG and CSN-NW.

The Trail Blazers come into today's game after topping Golden State, 113-101. LaMarcus Aldridge played a pivotal role, recording his sixth double-double on the year with 30 points and 21 rebounds. Meanwhile, the Knicks are feeling some disappointment after the 98-89 loss against the Washington Wizards. However, Carmelo Anthony played well, posting his sixth double-double of the season with 23 points and 12 rebounds.

Portland could have its way today, as its high-powered offense faces off against one of the league's worst defenses. They currently rank third in the NBA in offensive efficiency while New York ranks 28th in defensive efficiency. The Knicks should also expect to protect the ball well. They rank second at avoiding errors (TO% of 13.4%). Conversely, the Trail Blazers force the fewest turnovers in the league (opponents' TO% of 13.6%).


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