Trail Blazers face the Knicks on 3-game skid

Mon, Mar 13, 2023
NBA News (AP)

Trail Blazers face the Knicks on 3-game skid

New York Knicks (40-30, sixth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Portland Trail Blazers (31-37, 13th in the Western Conference)

Portland, Oregon; Tuesday, 10 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Portland aims to end its three-game skid when the Trail Blazers take on New York.

The Trail Blazers have gone 17-15 at home. Portland is 7-6 in one-possession games.

The Knicks have gone 21-14 away from home. New York is fifth in the Eastern Conference scoring 51.5 points per game in the paint led by Jalen Brunson averaging 10.2.

The teams square off for the second time this season. The Trail Blazers won the last meeting 132-129 in overtime on Nov. 26. Jerami Grant scored 44 points to help lead the Trail Blazers to the win.

TOP PERFORMERS: Grant is averaging 20.5 points for the Trail Blazers. Cameron Reddish is averaging 14.3 points over the last 10 games for Portland.

RJ Barrett is scoring 19.8 points per game and averaging 5.2 rebounds for the Knicks. Julius Randle is averaging 4.2 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for New York.

LAST 10 GAMES: Trail Blazers: 3-7, averaging 112.7 points, 39.1 rebounds, 23.5 assists, 8.0 steals and 4.7 blocks per game while shooting 46.8% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 120.5 points per game.

Knicks: 7-3, averaging 117.6 points, 47.2 rebounds, 21.8 assists, 6.0 steals and 3.4 blocks per game while shooting 48.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 112.4 points.

INJURIES: Trail Blazers: Justise Winslow: out (ankle), Ibou Badji: out (knee), Damian Lillard: out (calf).

Knicks: Jalen Brunson: out (foot).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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