Led by Kristaps Porzingis’ 31 points and nine rebounds, the New York Knicks held off the visiting Portland Trail Blazers 107-103 Tuesday night.
Derrick Rose sealed the win with a step-back jumper.
Damian Lillard scored 22 points for the Trail Blazers and CJ McCollum added 16 points.
Per the AP:
“I’m not here to bust or brag but I’m used to being in positions where I have the ball in my hand, playing in Chicago,” Rose said. “I’ve really played like that my entire life, through grammar school, high school, college and here.”
Porzingis had 31 points and nine rebounds and Rose scored six of his 18 points down the stretch. Brandon Jennings had 11 assists off the bench as the Knicks won their fifth straight at home.
“That’s why we came here,” Jennings said. “We came here to win.”