Quickley’s career-high 29 not enough for Knicks as they fall to Blazers, 116-113

The New York Knicks had no answer for Dame Lillard. The Portland Trail Blazers’ assassin torched the Moda Center with 39 points, sending the Knicks away with a two-game losing streak after Portland’s 116-113 victory Sunday evening. Lillard was on fire from tipoff, hitting his first eight shots as the Blazers built a 25-point lead by the fourth quarter. The Knicks (8-10) were again scrappy enough to make Portland sweat, cutting the deficit to 5 midway through the fourth quarter and then to 3 in the final moments. But they never got closer because Portland hit 10 straight free throws in the fina…

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