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NEW YORK -- LaMarcus Aldridge struggled with his shot for much of the game, so the All-Star was confident about his last attempt. Malik Hooker Womens Jersey . It was just time for him to make a big play. Nicolas Batum had 20 points and 10 rebounds, Wesley Matthews scored 18 points, and the Trail Blazers overcame poor-shooting nights by two of their best players in a 94-90 victory over the New York Knicks on Wednesday. Aldridge finished with 15 points and 12 rebounds while shooting just 5 of 17 from the floor, but he knocked down a turnaround jumper with 35 seconds left after the Knicks had cut Portlands lead to two. "I had the whole game to miss shots so I felt like I was due some makes," Aldridge said. "Law of averages have to catch up sooner or later. I had made one easy one, one tough one. So I felt like I was going to make it." All-Star Damian Lillard shot 4 of 12 for his 12 points, but he and Aldridge were far from the only frigid shooters on a snowy day in New York. The Trail Blazers made just 38 per cent, but the Knicks hit only 40 per cent of their attempts and were 4 of 21 from 3-point range. "I thought our defence all game was pretty good. I thought for us to win a game shooting 38 per cent, its not an easy thing to do," Portland coach Terry Stotts said. New York star Carmelo Anthony scored 26 points but was scoreless on 0-for-5 shooting in the fourth quarter, finishing 11 of 28 as the Knicks dropped their third straight. The Knicks were within one after a strong start to the fourth, then had just two baskets and five points over the next 7 minutes -- and still had a chance to pull it out. "Whenever you hold a team to 38 per cent or whatever it is that we held them to, I mean, you think youre going to win. But obviously that wasnt the case tonight," Knicks centre Tyson Chandler said. Portland, missing free throws and layups throughout the fourth, couldnt put it away even while the Knicks were making just two of their first 18 3-point attempts. J.R. Smith and Tim Hardaway Jr. then made consecutive shots from behind the arc, cutting it to 89-87 with 50 seconds left. Aldridge made a turnaround jumper 15 seconds later, and after Anthony missed a drive, Mo Williams made a pair of free throws to make it a six-point game. Smith made three from the line after Batum fouled him behind the arc, but Lillard made one to make it 94-90, and the Knicks missed their final 3-point attempt. Anthony was frustrated throughout the night, picking up one technical foul and waving his arm in disgust toward referee Dan Crawford a few times. He appeared to be yelling toward him after the buzzer. "It was just one of them nights. Just as far as shots go, couldnt find it coming down the stretch," Anthony said. "I dont want to speak on the calls. Nothing I can do about that right now, nothing we can do about it." Smith had 18 points and Amare Stoudemire, getting the extra minutes he sought, scored 15. Portland, which has had one of the NBAs best records all season, had dropped three of four and five of its last eight games. But the Blazers did just enough to rebound from Mondays 100-90 loss at Washington, its only one in nine road games against the Eastern Conference this season. Aldridge missed 10 of his first 11 shots and the Blazers led by two before he made a short jumper over Raymond Felton while being fouled with 3:25 left in the third quarter, starting Portlands run of seven straight points that made it 70-61. The lead hit 11 in the final minute on Dorell Wrights three free throws, and it was 77-68 entering the fourth. New York ran off the first eight of the final period, pulling to 77-76 on Pablo Prigionis 3-pointer with 8:16 to play. But Williams made a 3-pointer from the corner to steady the Blazers just about the time the Knicks stalled. The Knicks were without forward Kenyon Martin, who will rest a sore left ankle for at least the next week. NOTES: Anthony was announced before the game as the Eastern Conference player of the month for January, when he averaged 28.7 points and 9.0 rebounds. ... Boxer Manny Pacquiao was at the game. ... The Knicks paid tribute to actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, a fan of the team who died Sunday. ... The Knicks played their first of three straight against the Northwest Division. They host Denver on Friday and visit Oklahoma City. Tarell Basham Youth Jersey .C. - The Panthers will be without starting defensive tackle Star Lotulelei for Saturday nights NFC divisional playoff game against Seattle after undergoing surgery Wednesday to repair a broken bone in his foot. Zach Banner Jersey . Bostons bats exploded in Mondays opener, as David Ortiz belted a pair of two-run homers, Stephen Drew homered and drove in four runs and the Red Sox pummeled the Blue Jays, 14-1.KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The way Jamaal Charles figures it, hes picking up where Priest Holmes left off.After all, Charles and Holmes were both star running backs at Texas. They both wound up with the Kansas City Chiefs. And now that Holmes has been inducted into the franchises ring of honour, Charles plans to one day join him, his name also added to those inside Arrowhead Stadium.Me and Priest are cool, Charles said after Sundays 24-10 win over the Jets. We went to the same school. He gave me the torch. Im just happy to be a part of this organization. I came here knowing they had some great running backs and Im happy to be a part of it.At the end of my career, I hope to be in the Hall of Fame.Hard to tell whether he was referring to the franchise Hall of Fame or the one in Canton, Ohio. It might not matter, really. Theres a good chance Charles could end up in both.He had another 78 yards rushing and a touchdown against the Jets and caught two passes for 10 yards. That gives Charles 435 yards rushing and five scores at the midway point of the season, numbers that would be even better had he not missed time with a sprained ankle.Still, the perfectionist in Charles wasnt thinking about the carries and the catches that he had Sunday. He was still stuck on the one pass that he dropped in the red zone.I could have easily walked in, he said with a shake of his head.In the modern era of pass-happy offences and running backs-by-committee, Charles is a throw-back to, well, the days whenn Holmes was toting the ball for the Chiefs. Zach Banner Colts Jersey. Charles had six carries on the opening drive Sunday and came out of the game only when he appeared to be gassed. Charles finished with a season-high 20 carries, setting the tone for the Chiefs by gouging the Jets defence with huge gains early on.Hes so dynamic, said Chiefs fullback Anthony Sherman. Whenever you get the ball in his hands, hes capable of breaking a long run. So get it to him as many times as possible.Thats a lesson that Chiefs coach Andy Reid learned early in the season.The Chiefs gave Charles only a handful of touches in a blowout loss to Tennessee, and their offence languished. The following day, after a careful review of the game film, Reid acknowledged that he was negligent in using the biggest star on his team.He hasnt made the same mistake. And while Charles has yet to go over 100 yards rushing in a game this season, his dependability has allowed Kansas City to flourish.Much to the delight of Holmes, whose franchise rushing record Charles broke earlier this season. Holmes amassed 6,070 yards rushing for the Chiefs from 2001-07, while Charles now has 6,258 yards over the course of his seven-year career.Hats off to him, Holmes said. We pride ourselves in having something to have to do with the running backs out of Texas. Not only that, but records are meant to be broken. Ive had a share of records that Ive been able to break.Its always about setting that bar a little bit further up. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
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