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Portland plays New York on 5-game road slide

March 15, 2022 GMT

Portland Trail Blazers (26-41, 11th in the Western Conference) vs. New York Knicks (28-40, 12th in the Eastern Conference)

New York; Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Portland travels to New York looking to break its five-game road skid.

The Knicks are 13-19 in home games. New York allows 107.0 points and has been outscored by 1.1 points per game.

The Trail Blazers are 9-23 in road games. Portland has a 1-4 record in games decided by 3 points or fewer.

The teams square off for the second time this season. The Trail Blazers won 112-103 in the last matchup on Feb. 12. Anfernee Simons led the Trail Blazers with 30 points, and Julius Randle led the Knicks with 28 points.

TOP PERFORMERS: Randle is averaging 20.5 points, 9.9 rebounds and 5.2 assists for the Knicks. Evan Fournier is averaging 3.1 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for New York.

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Simons is averaging 17.3 points and 3.9 assists for the Trail Blazers. Josh Hart is averaging 18.7 points over the last 10 games for Portland.

LAST 10 GAMES:

INJURIES: Knicks: Nerlens Noel: day to day (foot), Quentin Grimes: out (knee), Derrick Rose: out (ankle), Cam Reddish: out for season (shoulder).

Trail Blazers: Nassir Little: out for season (shoulder), Jusuf Nurkic: out (foot), Didi Louzada: out (kne), Damian Lillard: out (abdominal), Eric Bledsoe: out (achilles), Justise Winslow: out (achilles), Anfernee Simons: out (knee), Joe Ingles: out for season (knee).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.