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Knicks Schedule: New York Hosts Trail Blazers

(Sports Network) - The Portland Trail Blazers resume a four-game road trip Saturday when they visit the New York Knicks in New York's famed Madison Square Garden.

The Blazers opened the trek on Wednesday in Los Angeles, as Brandon Roy filled the stat sheet with 22 points and 10 rebounds. Portland won its second straight to start the season, downing the Los Angeles Clippers, 98-88.

LaMarcus Aldridge added 19 points and 10 rebounds, while Marcus Camby became the third Portland player with a double-double, posting 11 points and 14 rebounds. Nicolas Batum donated 15 points and six boards for Portland, which was coming off a 106-92 home-opening victory over Phoenix on Tuesday night.

"We got stagnant in the third quarter, we got heavy legs," said Blazers head coach Nate McMillan, who won his 200th career game as Portland's mentor. "When we went to a zone in the fourth quarter it slowed them down."

The Blazers will finish their current trip with visits to Chicago and Milwaukee.

Amar'e Stoudemire will make his home debut for the 1-1 Knicks, who dropped a 105-101 decision to the Atlantic Division-rival Boston Celtics Friday night from TD Garden. Stoudemire did his best to keep New York in the game with 27 points and eight rebounds.

Wilson Chandler scored 19 points in more than 33 minutes off the bench and newcomer Raymond Felton ended with 17 points and six assists for the Knicks, who are back home for consecutive games versus Portland and Orlando after opening the new season on the road.

"Boston is more prepared to execute down the stretch. But I thought our guys played with as much heart as you can play with," said Knicks head coach Mike D'Antoni. "Got some big shots, got us a chance to have a little flurry at the end. But I thought overall, good, and guys were stepping up."

The Knicks won their season-opener Wednesday in Toronto.