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Reeling Knicks drop 10th straight, 115-87 to Trail Blazers

In the wake of an easy win, the Portland Trail Blazers agreed they needed the rout for their own morale.

Damian Lillard had 31 points, including eight 3-pointers, and Portland handed the wretched New York Knicks their 10th straight loss, 115-87 on Tuesday night.

“Anytime you have that type of win, and the way that we did it, I think we should feel good about it, especially in a game that we feel we should have won," Lillard said.

Hassan Whiteside added 17 points and 15 rebounds as the Blazers ended a two-game skid. Portland led by as many as 32.

“Those kind of games feel good," coach Terry Stotts weighed in.

Julius Randle had 15 points for the Knicks, who have won just four games, fewest in the NBA. They have one victory on the road.

The Knicks opened their four-game West Coast trip in disarray after coach David Fizdale was fired on Friday, just hours after he ran practice. Mike Miller was named interim head coach, and New York lost 104-103 at home to Indiana the next night.

“In an 82-game schedule you may have some nights where it won't go in, and we found ourselves in that,” Miller said.

In Portland, New York faced Carmelo Anthony, who played for the Knicks from 2011-17.

When the Blazers picked up Anthony on Nov. 19, the 10-time All-Star had been out of the game for more than a year. But he has fit in well with Portland as a starter, averaging nearly 16 points and six rebounds a game.

Anthony finished with 16 points.

“We were locked in, since this morning, since shootaround, we were locked in,” Anthony said. “Dame came out and led us, Hassan played great, but I thought overall defense was what got us going. We were talking, we were active, a lot of energy on the defensive end.”

Portland was coming off a 108-86 defeat at home to Oklahoma City on Sunday, with the team still reeling from the loss of Rodney Hood, who tore his left Achilles tendon in a loss to the Lakers on Friday. Hood will miss the rest of the season.

Lillard's step-back 3 put the Blazers up 32-22 at the end of the first quarter. Lillard had 17 points in the opening period.

Portland led by as many as 21 in the half and was up 60-41 at the break behind 25 points from Lillard.

The Knicks were 2 of 15 from 3-point range in the first half and 7 of 38 for the game.

Lillard's 28-foot 3-pointer put the Blazers up 74-47 midway through the third quarter. He didn't play in the fourth.

Anthony and CJ McCollum went to the bench for good early in the fourth. Miller also sat his starters for much of the final period.

“It was a team we felt we should (beat) on our home floor, but I thought our approach and how we came out, not looking like it was going to be an easy game or nothing like that - we respected our opponent," Lillard said. “We did the right things defensively, we executed our scouting report and offensively we executed as well as we have in a while, maybe all season.”

TIP-INS

Knicks: New York hasn't beaten Portland since November 2016, losing six straight. ... Mitchell Robinson added 14 points for his ninth game in double figures this season. ... Miller was asked about whether the team was down after the lopsided loss: “I think it's hard anytime when that happens. That's maybe the biggest challenge for any team is when someone is going good, you try to answer, and you miss a few of those shots.”

Trail Blazers: A report surfaced earlier Tuesday that Kevin Love, currently with the Cleveland Cavaliers, would be interested in playing for Portland. Love grew up in Oregon and was a star at Lake Oswego High School. The Blazers are considered candidates to make deals when trade restrictions lift on Dec. 15 because of their need at forward.

IN THE ZONE

The Blazers went to a zone defense on a couple of possessions. Stotts said the team was just experimenting.

“The way things are going, we are trying different things, different lineups,” he explained. ``I talked to the assistants earlier today about, what can we look at? We are trying to find different things."

UP NEXT

The Knicks' road swing continues at Golden State on Wednesday night.

The Trail Blazers visit Denver on Thursday, the first of a two-game trip.

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1st Quarter

Time Team Play Score
12:00   Jumpball  
11:38 +3 Julius Randle made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Taj Gibson 3-0
11:17   Hassan Whiteside missed hook shot  
11:14   Defensive rebound by Taj Gibson  
11:08   Frank Ntilikina missed jump shot  
11:05   Defensive rebound by Hassan Whiteside  
10:47   Carmelo Anthony missed jump shot  
10:44   Defensive rebound by Taj Gibson  
10:39 +2 R.J. Barrett made finger-roll layup, assist by Frank Ntilikina 5-0
10:29 +2 CJ McCollum made floating jump shot 5-2
10:14   Julius Randle missed jump shot  
10:11   Defensive rebound by Carmelo Anthony  
10:06   Offensive foul on Carmelo Anthony  
10:06   Turnover on Carmelo Anthony  
9:51 +2 Frank Ntilikina made driving layup, assist by Taj Gibson 7-2
9:40 +2 CJ McCollum made floating jump shot 7-4
9:31   Offensive foul on Taj Gibson  
9:31   Turnover on Taj Gibson  
9:18 +3 Damian Lillard made 3-pt. jump shot 7-7
9:06   Lost ball turnover on Marcus Morris, stolen by Carmelo Anthony  
9:01 +2 Carmelo Anthony made layup 7-9
8:51   Frank Ntilikina missed driving layup, blocked by Hassan Whiteside  
8:49   Defensive rebound by Damian Lillard  
8:45 +3 Damian Lillard made 3-pt. jump shot 7-12
8:23 +2 Julius Randle made hook shot 9-12
8:12   Personal foul on Julius Randle  
8:05   CJ McCollum missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:02   Defensive rebound by Taj Gibson  
7:52   Shooting foul on CJ McCollum  
7:52   R.J. Barrett missed 1st of 2 free throws  
7:52   NY team rebound  
7:52 +1 R.J. Barrett made 2nd of 2 free throws 10-12
7:41 +3 Damian Lillard made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Hassan Whiteside 10-15
7:28   Julius Randle missed 3-pt. jump shot  
7:26   Defensive rebound by Hassan Whiteside  
7:18   Bad pass turnover on Damian Lillard, stolen by Frank Ntilikina  
7:13   R.J. Barrett missed driving layup, blocked by Carmelo Anthony  
7:08   Offensive rebound by Marcus Morris  
7:07   Bad pass turnover on Frank Ntilikina, stolen by Carmelo Anthony  
7:03   Violation  
6:52   Kent Bazemore missed 3-pt. jump shot  
6:52   NY team rebound  
6:38 +2 Marcus Morris made driving layup 12-15
6:21 +2 Hassan Whiteside made floating jump shot, assist by CJ McCollum 12-17
6:03   Taj Gibson missed hook shot, blocked by Hassan Whiteside  
6:01   Defensive rebound by Hassan Whiteside  
5:49   Traveling violation turnover on CJ McCollum  
5:40 +2 Julius Randle made floating jump shot 14-17
5:23 +2 Hassan Whiteside made layup, assist by CJ McCollum 14-19
5:10   R.J. Barrett missed 3-pt. jump shot  
5:08   Defensive rebound by Kent Bazemore  
5:03   Carmelo Anthony missed 3-pt. jump shot  
5:00   Defensive rebound by R.J. Barrett  
4:54   R.J. Barrett missed hook shot  
4:54   Offensive rebound by Mitchell Robinson  
4:54   Shooting foul on CJ McCollum  
4:54 +1 Mitchell Robinson made 1st of 2 free throws 15-19
4:54 +1 Mitchell Robinson made 2nd of 2 free throws 16-19
4:40 +2 Damian Lillard made jump shot 16-21
4:25   Marcus Morris missed hook shot, blocked by Hassan Whiteside  
4:23   Defensive rebound by Carmelo Anthony  
4:21   Out of bounds turnover on Carmelo Anthony  
4:10   Dennis Smith Jr. missed 3-pt. jump shot  
4:08   Defensive rebound by Hassan Whiteside  
4:00   CJ McCollum missed floating jump shot  
3:58   Defensive rebound by Dennis Smith Jr.  
3:44   Julius Randle missed fade-away jump shot  
3:41   Offensive rebound by Mitchell Robinson  
3:41 +2 Mitchell Robinson made dunk 18-21
3:29   Hassan Whiteside missed jump shot  
3:26   Defensive rebound by Julius Randle  
3:17   Shooting foul on Anfernee Simons  
3:17   Dennis Smith Jr. missed 1st of 2 free throws  
3:17   NY team rebound  
3:17   Dennis Smith Jr. missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
3:15   Defensive rebound by Anfernee Simons  
3:03   Damian Lillard missed 3-pt. jump shot  
2:59   Defensive rebound by Dennis Smith Jr.  
2:56   Damyean Dotson missed layup  
2:53   Offensive rebound by Dennis Smith Jr.  
2:53 +2 Dennis Smith Jr. made dunk 20-21
2:33 +3 Anfernee Simons made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Mario Hezonja 20-24
2:18   Marcus Morris missed jump shot  
2:15   Defensive rebound by Hassan Whiteside  
2:07   Anfernee Simons missed 3-pt. jump shot  
2:05   Defensive rebound by Bobby Portis  
1:55 +2 Bobby Portis made hook shot 22-24
1:26 +2 Hassan Whiteside made layup, assist by Nassir Little 22-26
1:12   Bobby Portis missed hook shot  
1:09   Offensive rebound by Mitchell Robinson  
1:09   Mitchell Robinson missed dunk  
1:08   Defensive rebound by Hassan Whiteside  
1:02 +3 Damian Lillard made 3-pt. jump shot 22-29
0:46   Marcus Morris missed 3-pt. jump shot  
0:45   Defensive rebound by Hassan Whiteside  
0:33 +3 Damian Lillard made 3-pt. jump shot 22-32
0:22   Dennis Smith Jr. missed driving layup  
0:22   POR team rebound  
0:07   Personal foul on Dennis Smith Jr.  
0:00   Damian Lillard missed driving layup  
0:00   POR team rebound  
0:00   End of period  

2nd Quarter

Time Team Play Score
11:37   CJ McCollum missed 3-pt. jump shot  
11:34   Offensive rebound by Mario Hezonja  
11:22   CJ McCollum missed 3-pt. jump shot  
11:19   Defensive rebound by Elfrid Payton  
11:10 +2 Elfrid Payton made driving layup 24-32
10:49   Carmelo Anthony missed jump shot  
10:47   Defensive rebound by Damyean Dotson  
10:42   Kevin II Knox missed finger-roll layup  
10:40   Defensive rebound by Anfernee Simons  
10:38   Shooting foul on Mitchell Robinson  
10:38   Carmelo Anthony missed 1st of 2 free throws  
10:38   Team rebound  
10:38   Carmelo Anthony missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
10:34   Defensive rebound by Bobby Portis  
10:27 +2 Mitchell Robinson made alley-oop shot, assist by Elfrid Payton 26-32
10:15   Shooting foul on Mitchell Robinson  
10:15 +1 Carmelo Anthony made 1st of 2 free throws 26-33
10:15 +1 Carmelo Anthony made 2nd of 2 free throws 26-34
10:02   Elfrid Payton missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:59   Defensive rebound by Anfernee Simons  
9:46   Lost ball turnover on Carmelo Anthony, stolen by Elfrid Payton  
9:39 +3 Damyean Dotson made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Elfrid Payton 29-34
9:20   Shooting foul on Elfrid Payton  
9:20 +1 CJ McCollum made 1st of 2 free throws 29-35
9:20 +1 CJ McCollum made 2nd of 2 free throws 29-36
9:07   Elfrid Payton missed driving layup, blocked by CJ McCollum  
9:05   Defensive rebound by Mario Hezonja  
9:05   Personal foul on Elfrid Payton  
8:58   Carmelo Anthony missed jump shot  
8:56   Defensive rebound by Elfrid Payton  
8:50   Kevin II Knox missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:47   Defensive rebound by Mario Hezonja  
8:37   CJ McCollum missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:34   Offensive rebound by Mario Hezonja  
8:29   Carmelo Anthony missed finger-roll layup  
8:29   NY team rebound  
8:29   Personal foul on Carmelo Anthony  
8:13   Damyean Dotson missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:10   Defensive rebound by Skal Labissiere  
7:56 +2 Anfernee Simons made jump shot 29-38
7:36   Personal foul on Mario Hezonja  
7:25   Julius Randle missed 3-pt. jump shot  
7:23   Defensive rebound by Mario Hezonja  
7:06   Gary Trent Jr. missed 3-pt. jump shot  
7:03   Offensive rebound by Mario Hezonja  
7:00   Gary Trent Jr. missed floating jump shot  
6:56   Defensive rebound by Bobby Portis  
6:51   Allonzo Trier missed 3-pt. jump shot  
6:48   Defensive rebound by Gary Trent Jr.  
6:31 +3 Anfernee Simons made 3-pt. jump shot 29-41
6:14 +2 Damyean Dotson made floating jump shot, assist by Julius Randle 31-41
5:54   CJ McCollum missed 3-pt. jump shot  
5:51   Defensive rebound by Julius Randle  
5:48 +2 Allonzo Trier made dunk, assist by Elfrid Payton 33-41
5:32 +3 Anfernee Simons made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by CJ McCollum 33-44
5:20   Elfrid Payton missed 3-pt. jump shot  
5:18   Defensive rebound by Mario Hezonja  
5:10   Lost ball turnover on CJ McCollum, stolen by Bobby Portis  
5:03   Allonzo Trier missed 3-pt. jump shot  
4:59   Offensive rebound by Bobby Portis  
4:59   Bobby Portis missed dunk  
4:59   Offensive rebound by Bobby Portis  
4:59 +2 Bobby Portis made dunk 35-44
4:50   Out of bounds turnover on Gary Trent Jr.  
4:40   R.J. Barrett missed jump shot  
4:38   Defensive rebound by Kent Bazemore  
4:26 +3 Damian Lillard made 3-pt. jump shot 35-47
4:11   Bad pass turnover on Marcus Morris, stolen by Gary Trent Jr.  
4:07   Kent Bazemore missed 3-pt. jump shot  
4:03   Offensive rebound by Skal Labissiere  
4:00   Shooting foul on Julius Randle  
4:00 +1 Hassan Whiteside made 1st of 2 free throws 35-48
4:00 +1 Hassan Whiteside made 2nd of 2 free throws 35-49
3:44   R.J. Barrett missed reverse layup, blocked by Hassan Whiteside  
3:42   Defensive rebound by Hassan Whiteside  
3:36   Kent Bazemore missed 3-pt. jump shot  
3:34   Offensive rebound by Hassan Whiteside  
3:33 +2 Hassan Whiteside made hook shot 35-51
3:15   Lost ball turnover on Marcus Morris, stolen by Kent Bazemore  
3:06   Shooting foul on Frank Ntilikina  
3:06 +1 Damian Lillard made 1st of 3 free throws 35-52
3:06 +1 Damian Lillard made 2nd of 3 free throws 35-53
3:06 +1 Damian Lillard made 3rd of 3 free throws 35-54
2:58   Shooting foul on Gary Trent Jr.  
2:58 +1 R.J. Barrett made 1st of 2 free throws 36-54
2:58 +1 R.J. Barrett made 2nd of 2 free throws 37-54
2:44   Gary Trent Jr. missed 3-pt. jump shot  
2:42   Offensive rebound by Hassan Whiteside  
2:40   Hassan Whiteside missed hook shot  
2:40   Offensive rebound by Hassan Whiteside  
2:37 +2 Hassan Whiteside made dunk 37-56
2:26   Frank Ntilikina missed 3-pt. jump shot  
2:24   Defensive rebound by Skal Labissiere  
2:18   Personal foul on Taj Gibson  
2:18 +1 Damian Lillard made 1st of 2 free throws 37-57
2:18 +1 Damian Lillard made 2nd of 2 free throws 37-58
1:57 +2 Marcus Morris made floating jump shot, assist by Julius Randle 39-58
1:51   Personal foul on Marcus Morris  
1:51 +1 Kent Bazemore made 1st of 2 free throws 39-59
1:51 +1 Kent Bazemore made 2nd of 2 free throws 39-60
1:32   Backcourt turnover on Julius Randle  
1:23   CJ McCollum missed 3-pt. jump shot  
1:21   Defensive rebound by R.J. Barrett  
1:12   Out of bounds turnover on Julius Randle  
0:51   Damian Lillard missed 3-pt. jump shot  
0:50   Defensive rebound by R.J. Barrett  
0:45   Shooting foul on Skal Labissiere  
0:45 +1 Julius Randle made 1st of 2 free throws 40-60
0:45 +1 Julius Randle made 2nd of 2 free throws 41-60
0:30   Damian Lillard missed jump shot  
0:28   Defensive rebound by R.J. Barrett  
0:11   Marcus Morris missed 3-pt. jump shot  
0:09   POR team rebound  
0:00   Bad pass turnover on Damian Lillard, stolen by Julius Randle  
0:00   End of period