Trail Blazers down Knicks to finish five-game road trip with three straight wins
Portland’s Damian Lillard passes around New York’s Michael Beasley and Kristaps Porzingis. AP

NEW YORK — Damian Lillard scored 32 points and Portland wrapped up a strong five-game road trip with its third straight victory, defeating New York, 103-91, on Monday (Tuesday, Manila time).

Pat Connaughton added 17 for the Trail Blazers, who also won at Memphis, Brooklyn and Washington while losing only in Philadelphia. They needed to come from 17 down in the fourth quarter to beat the Wizards last time out but were in charge of this one most of the way.

Kristaps Porzingis returned from a one-game absence and scored 22 points, but the Knicks were without starting center Enes Kanter for a third straight game because of back spasms. They lost all three, falling back to .500 at 10-10.


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