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Lillard scores 30, Trail Blazers rout Knicks 110-95

March 24, 2017

Damian Lillard lead the Blazers in a wire-to-wire 110-95 win over the Knicks.PORTLAND, Ore. -- Damian Lillard knows what can happen in games like Thursday.

So with the New York Knicks sitting Carmelo Anthony and Derrick Rose, Lillard made sure the Portland Trail Blazers didn't go easy on the guys who did play.

Lillard scored 30 points and the Trail Blazers never trailed in a 110-95 victory.

"I know how these games can go," Lillard said. "You can come out and take for granted that guys like D. Rose and Carmelo are not playing and say, `All right this is going to be an easy win.' I think it was my third year, towards the end of the year, we played Utah and everybody sat out. They came in here and beat us."...

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Gobert scores career-high 35, Jazz beat Knicks 108-101

March 23, 2017

Rudy Gobert drops a career-high 35 points on 13-of-14 shooting as Utah defeats New York 108-101.SALT LAKE CITY -- Rudy Gobert scored a career-high 35 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, and the Utah Jazz rallied from 13 down to defeat the New York Knicks 108-101 on Wednesday night.

The Jazz snapped a three-game losing streak, while the Knicks dropped their third in a row.

Gobert carried the Jazz throughout with the 7-foot-1 Frenchman scoring off pick-and-rolls, offensive rebound put-backs and even going full-court for a dunk after a steal. The Jazz struggled on offense, but Gobert connected on 13 of 14 shots....

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John Collins to test draft waters after breakout season at Wake Forest

March 23, 2017

Wake Forest forward John Collins is ready to be evaluated for the NBA draft, but he isn't giving up his college eligibility just yet.

"After a lot of thought, I have decided to declare for the NBA draft, but not hire an agent," Collins said Wednesday in a statement. "This allows me the opportunity to be evaluated by teams over the next few weeks and gather information from them.

"I want to make an informed decision about what is best for my future, whether that is turning pro at this time or returning to Wake Forest for my junior season."...

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Griffin scores 30 and Clippers cruise by Knicks 114-105

March 21, 2017

Blake Griffin dominates with 30 points while Chris Paul adds 13 points and 13 assists in the Clippers' 114-105 win over the Knicks.LOS ANGELES -- Blake Griffin scored 30 points, Chris Paul had 13 points and 13 assists and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the New York Knicks 114-105 on Monday night.

DeAndre Jordan added 14 points and 10 rebounds, and the Clippers blew the game open by outscoring the Knicks 34-19 in the third quarter for a 25-point lead.

The Clippers (42-29) pulled to within one game of the Utah Jazz for fourth in the Western Conference and homecourt advantage in the first round of the playoffs. They have 11 regular season games remaining....

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Melo: No need to use buddies' playoff success as motivation

March 21, 2017

New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony.LOS ANGELES -- For the fourth straight season, New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony will likely be watching the playoffs from home.

During that stretch, Anthony has watched his good friends LeBron James and Chris Paul make the playoffs each season -- and in James' case, win a championship. Another buddy, Dwyane Wade, has been to the playoffs twice since Melo last played in the postseason.

When asked if his peer group's achievements make him feel like he's missing out, Anthony said he doesn't need to compare himself to his pals to yearn for playoff competition....

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