----- Immanuel Quickley scored 26 points and Julius Randle finished with 24 points and 10 rebounds as the New York Knicks dominated the final three quarters to hammer the Portland Trail Blazers 123-107 Tuesday night at Moda Center in Portland, Oregon.
Season quickly fading away for the Trail Blazers!
Julius Randle finished with 24 points and 10 rebounds and Immanuel Quickley scored a team-high 26 points as the New York Knicks handed the Portland Trail Blazers their fourth-straight loss 123-107 Tuesday night at Moda Center.
Portland (31-38) started fast racing to a 33-20 lead heading into the second quarter. They extended the lead to 16-points but as Blazers fans have seen all too often on the season, the team unraveled.
New York (41-30) stormed back into the game by outscoring Portland 29-22 in the second and then took control of the game in the third with a 42-26 advantage. The Knicks led by as many as 19-points in the fourth quarter and cruised to an easy victory.
The Knicks connected on 69.2% of their shots in the second half including 10-of-18 from three-point range, outscoring the Blazers 74-52.
It was the 17th time this season when Portland has lost a game in which they held a double-digit lead. That number leads the NBA.
Damian Lillard returned after missing Sunday's game with a tight calf. He scored a game-high 38 points. Jerami Grant was out with a quad contusion.
Up Next- The Trail Blazers will host the Boston Celtics Friday night at Moda Center. The game is scheduled to tip off at 7:00 PM.
Chad's Take- Put a fork in the Trail Blazers. Time to focus on the NBA Draft Lottery order.