Nicolas Batum had 26 points and 6 assists as the Portland Trail Blazers defeated the New York Knicks 105-100 on New Year’s Day. The Blazers came into Madison Square Garden and stole the victory against the second best team in the Eastern Conference. Damian Lillard scored 21 points and JJ Hickson added 18 points and 9 rebounds in the win. LaMarcus Aldridge had a double-double with 19 points and 14 rebounds.
The Blazers will take on the Toronto Raptors tomorrow at 4:00 PM for their second game of a four-game road trip.