• Knicks 99, Blazers 81: When the Knicks win, they can usually thank Eddy Curry. The big man took congratulations again for leading the Knicks to a victory in Portland, their first on this five-game West Coast swing. After seeing his team drop games to the Suns, Clippers and Kings, Curry helped his team stop the bleeding by dumping 27. Jamal Crawford -- who, behind Curry, might be the most consistent Knick -- had 25. Knicks fans should also be happy to see that David Lee logged one more minute than Jared Jeffries, even in a blowout. Lee has outperformed Jeffries in every way possible since the higher-paid player came back from his wrist injury. But the Knicks would be a better team if Coach Isiah Thomas weren't so stubborn and let Lee's merits outweigh Jeffries' income.