Knicks beat Trail Blazers, 110-99, as Tom Thibodeau’s defense holds Portland in check

NEW YORK — Trail Blazers coach Terry Stotts couldn’t understand why New York’s defense was rated so successful. Broken down into statistical categories, the Knicks weren’t great at one thing in particular. But they were No. 2 in points allowed per game and No. 7 in defensive efficiency. “That’s a good question. If you look at their other defensive metrics, it’s hard to pinpoint one thing they do really well,” Stotts said. “My only conclusion is that they play good team defense. If you look at their defensive metrics and stats, there’s nothing that really stands out except teams miss shots agai…

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