Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/13/14
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NEW YORK -- Nicolas Batum scored 26 points and rookie Damian Lillard continued to turn heads as the Portland Trail Blazers ruined the season debut of New York Knicks forward Amar'e Stoudemire on Tuesday night. Four players hit double figures for Portland, which topped the Knicks 105-100 in a New Year's Day game at Madison Square Garden. Lillard starred in his Garden debut, scoring seven of his 21 points in the fourth quarter, including a key three late. LaMarcus Aldridge added 19 points and 14 rebounds, and J.J. Hickson scored 18 for Portland. Carmelo Anthony scored 45 points for the Knicks, and J.R. Smith added 28 points and 11 rebounds, but Stoudemire looked rusty in his first game back after knee surgery. The Knicks also watched Jason Kidd and 3-point specialist Steve Novak get held scoreless. Stoudemire scored six points and grabbed one rebound in 17 minutes, missing his first five shots from the field. The Blazers' 18-4 run to start the fourth quarter gave...
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