Knicks Fall To Red Hot Trail Blazers
Nicolas Batrum and LaMarcus Aldridge led the Portland Trail Blazers to their 11th straight victory on Tuesday night by beating the lowly New York Knicks 102-91.
Batrum had 23 points and Aldridge completed his seventh double-double of the year with 18 points and 14 rebounds. The Knicks were once again led by Carmelo Anthony with 34 points and 15 boards for a double-double of his own.
"When you lose six in a row, you keep talking about effort," said New York small forward J.R. Smith. "You can't coach effort, you can't teach effort -- that's just the game. If we don't come out and play hard, we're going to keep losing. If we keep losing, you know, make moves."
The Knicks have lost six straight and have only three wins in their first 13 games. They are in Los Angeles to take on the Clippers on Wednesday night.