PORTLAND — LaMarcus Aldridge believes the key to the Trail Blazers' early success this season is chemistry.

PORTLAND — LaMarcus Aldridge believes the key to the Trail Blazers' early success this season is chemistry.

"I think this team is jelling together better than any other team I've been on," said Aldridge, who had 18 points and 14 rebounds for Portland in the team's 11th straight victory, a 102-91 win over the slumping New York Knicks on Monday night.

Nicolas Batum had 23 points, seven rebounds and six assists for the Blazers, who are riding their longest winning streak since they won 13 straight in December 2007.

The Knicks are headed in the opposite direction with six straight losses. Carmelo Anthony had 34 points and 15 rebounds.

New York trailed by as many as 22 points but pulled to 81-74 on Andrea Bargnani's 3-pointer early in the final quarter. Batum responded with a dunk and Wesley Matthews added a 3-pointer to extend the lead again.

Again the Knicks narrowed it, closing to 98-91 after Anthony's jumper and a free throw with 1:47 to go. But Damian Lillard had consecutive jumpers for Portland and that was as close as New York would come. Lillard finished with 23 points.

"We're winning ugly and pretty games, like tonight," Aldridge said. "We didn't shoot it great but I thought we made plays down the stretch offensively and defensively. We're just winning different ways right now."

Anthony said the Knicks' problem is sharing the ball.

"When the ball doesn't move, you can't get into a rhythm," he said. "(When the) ball's not moving around, that makes it tough for the rest of the team to have fun out there. Right now, we're not having fun."

The Blazers (13-2) were without guard Mo Williams, who was serving a one-game suspension without pay for his role in a scuffle during Saturday night's 113-101 victory at Golden State.

The brawl was touched off by Andrew Bogut's elbow to Joel Freeland's jaw. Williams, Matthews and Warriors reserve Draymond Green were ejected from the game. The league on Monday fined Aldridge $45,000, while Matthews and Green were both fined $20,000.

Bogut was also suspended without pay for a game and will sit out Golden State's game against New Orleans on Tuesday.

On the same day that the discipline was handed down by the NBA, Aldridge was named the Western Conference player of the week.

Aldridge averaged 22.5 points, 10.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists, two steals and 1.75 blocked shots in wins last week against Brooklyn, Milwaukee, Chicago and Golden State. He had had 30 points and 21 rebounds against the Warriors. Monday night's output gave him his seventh double-double this season.

The Knicks (3-10) were without starting guard Raymond Felton, a former Blazer, for a fourth game because of a sore lower back and left hip. And center Tyson Chandler remains out of New York's lineup with a broken leg.

Spurs 112, Pelicans 93

At San Antonio, Manu Ginobili had 16 points to lead seven players in double figures and San Antonio beat New Orleans for its 11th straight victory.

Jazz 89, Bulls 83

At Salt Lake City, Trey Burke made a key 3-pointer to help the Jazz outlast Chicago in overtime — the Bulls' first game since learning Derrick Rose would again be lost for the season.

Pacers 98, Timberwolves 84

At Indianapolis, George Hill scored a season-high 26 points, and Paul George had 11 of his 26 points during the decisive run, leading the Pacers to a victory over Minnesota.

Kevin Love finished with 20 points and 17 rebounds.

Celtics 96, Bobcats 86

At Charlotte, N.C., Jordan Crawford had 21 points, reserve Gerald Wallace added a season-high 17 points and the Celtics beat the Bobcats for their second straight victory.

Heat 107, Suns 92

At Miami, LeBron James scored 35 points on only 14 shots from the field, Dwyane Wade added 21 points and 12 assists for the Heat.

Rockets 93, Grizzlies 86

At Memphis, Tenn., Chandler Parsons scored 17 points, Omri Casspi added 16 and the Rockets overcame a double-digit deficit to beat the Grizzlies.

Nuggets 110, Mavericks 96

At Dallas, Ty Lawson had 19 points after a quiet start, Nate Robinson scored 11 straight for Denver in the fourth quarter and the Nuggets beat Dallas for the second time in three days.

Pistons 113, Bucks 94

At Auburn Hills, Mich., Brandon Jennings made four consecutive 3-pointers in the first quarter against his former team, and the Pistons rolled.