Tuesday night’s inter conference game between the Portland Trailblazers and the New York Knicks will take place at Madison Square Garden. The Blazers have started the season slowly as they get used to playing without Dame Lillard. Before the action on Tuesday evening, they are only 10–25. The Knicks have been performing well lately and are fresh off consecutive victories over the weekend.
On Saturday, New York thrashed the Washington Wizards 121-105. Jalen Brunson finished with 33 points, while Julius Randle scored 39. The Knicks, who had just defeated Philadelphia 128-92 on Friday night, led the whole game and took a 60-34 advantage late in the initial half. After acquiring O.G. Anunoby and Precious Achiuwa, they have won four straight games and appear revitalized. New York boasts 14-1 against teams that are at the moment in losing rankings. The Knicks took advantage of the Wizards’ 20 turnovers, 2 fewer than their season high, to score 23 points. In the third quarter, New York defeated the Wizards 17–6, with Randle contributing 8 points. Their team was able to take time off their starters in the final period because that effectively ended the contest early.
In an exciting game on Sunday, the Blazers defeated the Brooklyn Nets 134-127 thanks to an explosive overtime. Malcolm Brogdon delivered 18 points, and Anfernee Simons finished with 38 points alongside 11 assists. Shaedon Sharpe produced 21 points from the bench, Jerami Grant contributed 27 points, and Duop Reath scored 15 points as well as 13 boards. They won their first 8 away games and ended a four-game losing run. The Trail Blazers were down by as much as 10 points during the second half and did not take the advantage until the final period of the game. They performed admirably and forced overtime in the match. The Blazers scored 11 points throughout the extra period, led by Simons, who finished with 6 in OT.
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Portland Trail Blazers vs New York Knicks Game Information
- Date: 01/09/2024
- Time: 07:40 PM ET
- Location: Madison Square Garden.
- How to Watch Trail Blazers vs Knicks: TNT
- Live Stream: NBA Game Pass