The Portland Trail Blazers look to bounce back from a loss when visiting the Big Apple on Wednesday to play the New York Knicks. Portland is fourth in the Northwest division at 26-41 and 15 ½ games behind the first-place Utah Jazz. The Trail Blazers were defeated by the Atlanta Hawks on Monday. Josh Hart was the leading scorer for Portland with 31 points but Portland committed 21 turnovers to only four by Atlanta.
John Hart is the leading scorer for Portland with an average of 17.8 points per game, while Anfernee Simons is the second leading scorer and the leader in assists with averages of 17.3 points and 4.2 assists per game. The leading rebounder is Justise Winslow with an average of 6.6 rebounds per game. Portland is scoring an average of 107.2 points per game while shooting 44.3% overall and 35.0% from 3-point territory.
New York looks to snap a two-game losing streak when hosting Portland on Wednesday. New York is last in the Atlantic division at 28-40 and 13 ½ games behind the first-place Philadelphia 76ers. New York was defeated by the Brooklyn Nets 110-107 on Sunday. Julius Randle was the leading scorer for New York with 26 points but the Knicks were careless with the ball, turning it over 17 times.
Julius Randle is leading New York in scoring, rebounding and assists with averages of 20.5 points, 9.9 rebounds and 5.2 assists per game. The second leading scorer is RJ Barrett with an average of 19.3 points per game, while the third leading scorer is Evan Fournier with an average of 14.4 points per game. New York is scoring an average of 105.9 points per game while shooting 43.6% overall and 35.4% from three-point territory.