PORTLAND, Ore. – Amare Stoudemire had 23 points and eight rebounds, Raymond Felton added 17 points and 14 assists, and the New York Knicks beat the Portland Trail Blazers 100-86 on Tuesday night.
Ronny Turiaf had a season-high 19 points and tied a season best with 10 rebounds for the Knicks, who improved to 12-8 on the road, surpassing their road win total from last season. Wilson Chandler added 17 points. Stoudemire has scored at least 20 points in 22 straight games.
LaMarcus Aldridge had 19 points and 10 rebounds for the Blazers. Rudy Fernandez scored 12 of his 18 in the first half for Portland, while Andre Miller had 14 points and Nicolas Batum added 13.
Portland had an eight-game home winning streak snapped in an overtime loss to the Miami Heat on Sunday. The Blazers looked like they had not recovered, falling behind by 12 in the first half and wilting after briefly taking a third-quarter lead.
Portland led 57-56 in the third on a layup by Wesley Matthews. However, Chandler nailed a 3-pointer to regain the lead for the Knicks. Bill Walker later hit a 3-pointer to put the Knicks up 71-62 and they led by nine going into the final quarter.
Portland got within 81-76, but Stoudemire hit two free throws and Chandler silenced the Rose Garden crowd with an alley-oop slam that ended the threat.
Aldridge and Stoudemire were renewing a rivalry that became noteworthy when the two clashed in the first round of the playoffs last season when Stoudemire was with Phoenix. Stoudemire averaged 20.5 points during that series, which the Suns won, while Aldridge averaged 19.0.
Stoudemire had the best of the matchup early on Tuesday. Aldridge picked up three fouls in the first half and played just seven minutes. Without him, Portland struggled, shooting just 36 percent in the half while New York shot 55 percent. Stoudemire had 13 points by halftime and the Knicks led by as many as 12 in the second quarter.
Notes: Stoudemire received his 10th technical of the season in the first quarter. ... The Blazers had just eight assists. ... Matthews went 2 of 13 from the field. ... Marcus Camby had 16 rebounds.