Nicolas Batum, Damian Lillard push Trail Blazers over Knicks

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LaMarcus Aldridge scored 18 points and added 14 rebounds, his 7th double-double of the season, to lead the Portland Trail Blazers to a victory over the New York Knicks, 102-91. Portland (13-2) is now on an 11-game winning streak, dating back to a 104-91 win against Sacramento Kings on November 8th.

Aldridge shot 7-20 from the field. Other key performers for Portland were Nicolas Batum with 23 points and 7 rebounds, Damian Lillard with 23 points and 6 assists, and Wesley Matthews with 17 points and 6 rebounds. Carmelo Anthony had another quality performance for New York despite the loss, scoring 34 points on 13-25 shooting (1-4 on 3-point attempts), in addition to going 7-10 from the free throw line. He also added 15 rebounds. Andrea Bargnani contributed 16 points and 6 rebounds, Beno Udrih finished with 13 points and 5 rebounds, and Amare Stoudemire put up 10 points and 6 rebounds.

New York (3-10) has now dropped their last 6 straight.

Coming up, the Trail Blazers square off with the Phoenix Suns, who are 7-7 on the season. The Knicks go up against the Los Angeles Clippers, currently sitting at 10-5 this year. The Trail Blazers have a 1-1 record against Phoenix this season.

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