Knicks, Anthony no threat for Blazers, Lillard
The Trail Blazers controlled the game from one end to the other and secured their 33rd win of the season as they marched over the Knicks 104-85 at the Garden.
The Knicks led 17-10 in the first quarter but Portland got back easily and although the lead changed seven times, once the Blazers got a hold of it, in the middle of the second quarter, New York never managed to threat them.
Carmelo Anthony scored 23 points and grabbed 10 rebounds while on the other side, Damian Lillard lit the Garden and burned the Knicks with 30 points.
Two teams with diametrically opposed recent paths, New York has now dropped to 3-15 while, in the same span, the Blazers went 14-2.
According to the latest reports, the New York Knicks have no interest in signing Jimmer Fredette another 10 day contract. Fredette’s deal is about to expire and he will most probably rejoin the D-League’s Westchester Knicks for their Thursday game against Canton.
Jimmer logged 5 minutes in two games, scored a three pointer against the Raptors and last night made four free throws in 3 minutes of playtime.