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Allen Crabbe

LaMarcus Aldridge Boosts Blazers Past Knicks

LaMarcus Aldridge Boosts Blazers Past Knicks

NEW YORK -- The Portland Trail Blazers started their season-long five-game trip with a 103-99 win over the New York Knicks on Sunday at Madison Square Garden.

Portland (16-4) is now 6-2 on the road. The Knicks (4-18) have lost eight straight games and are 3-8 at home.

Forward LaMarcus Aldridge led Portland with 24 points and 11 rebounds and guard Damian Lillard scored 20 points. Guard Wes Matthews contributed 17 points for the Blazers.

New York received 23 points from Carmelo Anthony and 20 points from guard J.R. Smith.

Aldridge took over down the stretch for Portland. He put the Trail Blazers ahead 98-97 with 2:50...