David Fizdale can make all the initial changes he wants but could not erase the semicircular position of Trail Blazer from Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum.
Fizdale passed the sixth race race on Tuesday after the fourth major break, and the Knicks took Portland for the last 10 seconds. But Lillard (29) and McCollum (31) combined for 60 points, Noah Vonleh puffed two free thrower with a clutch, and Portland handed Knicks their sixth straight loss, 118-114, in the garden.
The Knicks, who play in Boston on Wednesday, fell to 4-14. But they are not in danger whenever their earliest start begins. In the first season, Derek Fisher (2014 – 15) started 4-20.
In nine of the 14 Knicks losses, they were either tied or forward in the fourth trimester. The Blazers' entertainment box actually came to Lillard's pass, as Evan Turner was the only one for a simple cast with nine seconds leaving Portland a four-lead lead.
Trey Burke, who has finished 19 points, has invited his colleagues on a recent run due to the inability to close the games, believing they are happy to be close.
"This is not the last possession that is a decisive factor," Burke said after ten points in the third quarter lead out. "It was the last five minutes we talked about, and we have to find a way to get stopping and successive stops. That's the first priority.
"We're playing a string and we're coming to a short story all year, we need it." "We're in the storm and beauty is in the storm, and we have to find a way to get out of it."
Fizdale wanted a more veteran group against the Blazers (12-5) than his recent three-rookie alignment, which included Vonleh forward for wrestling lottery pickup Kevin Knox, who was further regressed with two-point, 1-of-3 night shooting .
Starting from the three beginnings, Fizdale suddenly felt sensitive to the perception he was no longer worried about, and that his pot was in full swing before Thanksgiving.
"Every game we play to win," Fizdale said before the game. "We never have time to go out on the pitch to not win the game, these guys put their hearts and souls into this, and I and staff put our heart and soul into winning each game.
Vonleh made a strong game – 14 points and 14 rebounds – but he did not close. S 1: 3 left, Vonleh drove to the hoop and got thrown, sending him on the line. But he did not retaliate with his former team, building two free throws with the Knicks downhill – and the other two in the fourth. Lillard responded with 20 feet, almost scratching at 116-112.
"I needed more time," Vonleh said. "I've got them out. I have to hit those free throws."
The Blazers were still supposed to have this one giant travel blow that Knock out completely. Lillard missed the turn, but Turner was free in the can. Vonleh said he was boxing Jusuf Nurkica, but Burke came to help Lillard.
Along with Vonleh, Fizdale has restored Enes Kanter to the starting lineup over Mitchell Robinson's money. Kanter has achieved an unusually quiet line (seven points, five rebounds, six assists) as well as Mario Henes, who started his first Knicks start for Allon Trier's novices. The season had an invisible game, achieving only two points (1 to 5).
Tim Hardaway Jr. led the Knicks with 32 points in the second missed mission. Emmanuel Mudiay won 14 points, took the basket and crashed two points.
The game saw a 21-point light in the 12-minute range of the second half. Mudiayev 3-pointer with 7:15 who stayed in third, put Knicks at 10 points. The Blazers rose 104-93 in the fourth quarter, surpassing the Knicks 39-18.
Knicks allowed 128 points or more in four of their previous five trips, so lecturing 118 on Lillard / McCollum Blazer on 48 percent shooting qualifies as an improvement. Fizdale was pleased.
"I was just trying to find someone who could come across the screen and face these guys – they're elite," Fizdale said. "We had a lot of improvements, I thought we made a step forward, they were one of the first two or three backcourts in the NBA, they did so to many people, and we did not have a lot of mistakes in the system."