Raymond Felton's return to the Rose Garden didn't go as planned when his New York Knicks suffered a 105-90 defeat at the hands of the Portland Trail Blazers (30-34) Thursday night.
Every time Felton touched the ball, he was booed. Every time he missed a shot or turned the ball over, the crowd rejoiced in laughter. Felton finished the game with 14 points on four-for-12 from the field to go along with three rebounds and three assists.
Damian Lillard scored 26 points on 11-for-17 shooting including a game-high 10 assists. LaMarcus Aldridge played despite dealing with a migraine and contributing 22 points and 10 rebounds. JJ Hickson picked up his 36th double-double of the season – 12 points, 16 boards.
Nicolas Batum added 18 points, seven rebounds and four assists.
The Knicks were up by as many as 13 points in the second quarter before the Trail Blazers went on a 13-0 run to end the half up 51-48. They never gave the lead up from that point.
JR Smith had a game-high 33 points off the bench.
Carmelo Anthony (knee), Tyson Chandler (knee) and Amare Stoudemire (knee) did not play for the Knicks tonight.
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