Recapping Portland Trail Blazers’ 112-103 win against New York Knicks


Anfernee Simons scored 30 points, Josh Hart added 23 in his Portland debut and the Trail Blazers rallied back from a big deficit to beat the New York Knicks 112-103 on Saturday afternoon at the Moda Center.

The Blazers overcame a 23-point deficit in the third quarter, outscoring the Knicks 35-11 in the fourth quarter to notch their second consecutive victory. In the fourth, New York made just 3 of 18 shots (16.7%), while the Blazers knocked down 12 of 22 (54.5%).

The Blazers’ back-to-back wins come after Portland had lost eight of nine.

Hart, acquired in a trade with the New Orleans Pelicans this week, scored nine points from late in the third quarter to the end of the game. Simons scored 12 points in the third quarter and 10 in the fourth. He shot 11 of 23 from the field, made 6 of 12 threes and dished out eight assists.

Jusuf Nurkic finished with 12 points, 20 rebounds and six assists for the Blazers (23-34).

The Blazers started Simons, Hart, CJ Elleby, Justise Winslow and Nurkic. Ben McLemore scored 17 points off the bench.

Julius Randle had 28 points, 16 rebounds and six assists for the Knicks (25-32), who were wrapping up a five-game road trip.




What: Trail Blazers (22-34) vs. Knicks (25-31), 2 p.m., Saturday.

Where: Moda Center.

Radio: Rip City Radio (KPOJ 620 AM).

TV channel: Root Sports (in Portland: Comcast 734/34; DirecTV 687).

Watch the game live online: You can watch this game live for FREE with fuboTV (free trial). You can also get this game on DirecTV Stream’s “CHOICE” package (promotional offers), if you are out of fuboTV trials, or simply prefer that platform and their pricing plans. If you already have a cable or satellite provider that carries Root Sports and want to watch online, you can watch this game live on Root Sports Live.


Moneyline: POR +170 | NYK -200

Spread: NYK – 4.5 | Over/Under: 218.5


Blazers: Eric Bledsoe (left Achilles; tendinopathy), Joe Ingles (left knee; ACL tear), Keon Johnson (right ankle; sprain), Damian Lillard (core muscle recovery), Nassir Little (left shoulder recovery) and Didi Louzada (left knee; recovery) are out.

Knicks: Nerlens Noel (left foot; sore) is questionable; RJ Barrett (left ankle; sprain), Derrick Rose (right ankle; surgery) and Luka Samanic (G League – two-way) are out.


The Blazers will have two games remaining before the All-Star break. They start a two-game trip Monday at Milwaukee then play Wednesday at Memphis.

— Aaron Fentress | | @AaronJFentress (Twitter), @AaronJFentress (Instagram), @AaronFentress (Facebook).

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