NBA Basketball

Final 1 2 3 4 Tot
Chicago 28 19 31 25 103
Portland 25 28 28 26 107
7:00 PM PT8:00 PM MT9:00 PM CT10:00 PM ET3:00 GMT11:00 8:00 PM MST10:00 PM EST7:00 UAE (+1)04:0022:00 ET9:00 PM CT1:00 , November 29, 2019
Moda Center at the Rose Quarter, Portland, Oregon  Attendance: 20,139

Bulls, Blazers meet again

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Chicago Bulls at Portland Trail Blazers

  1. The Bulls and Trail Blazers met on Monday in Chicago with Portland emerging victorious, 117-94. The Trail Blazers have won six straight against the Bulls; one more win will tie three separate streaks of seven wins for the longest win streak versus Chicago in franchise history.
  2. Chicago has been out-rebounded in each of its last two losses (Portland, 55-37/Golden State, 54-42). The Bulls are 3-10 this season with a negative rebound margin and an even 3-3 when equaling or bettering their opponents' rebound total.
  3. In Chicago's loss to Golden State, Zach LaVine (36 points) and Thomas Satoransky (19) combined for 55 of their team's 90 points. LaVine made four threes and added two steals; he is one of four players with at least 50 3PM and 25 steals this season, along with James Harden, Luka Doncic and Trae Young.
  4. Portland has won two straight games after losing its previous four. The Blazers scored a season high in points in their 136-119 win over the Thunder on Wednesday and shot at least 50.0 percent from the field for the second straight game after shooting under 50.0 percent in each of their previous 11 games.
  5. In his first three games with Portland, all losses, Carmelo Anthony averaged 13.0 points on 34.1-percent shooting (31.3 from three). In the two games since, both wins, Anthony is averaging 22.0 points, going 19-for-31 (.613) from the field and 4-for-8 from beyond the arc. His plus/minus in the three losses was --19 in 87+ minutes; in the two wins he has a +46 mark in 59+ minutes.
  6. Portland's starters account for 72.8 percent of its points, the third-highest percentage in the Western Conference behind Houston (80.0) and Utah (73.9). Chicago's bench is scoring 37.9 percent of its points, the fifth-highest mark in the NBA.

The Chicago Bulls continue a four-game road trip with a visit to Portland on Friday to play the Trail Blazers for the second time this week.

The Bulls, who suffered a 14-point loss to the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday, lost to Portland 117-94 at United Center on Monday thanks to a season-high 25 points from Carmelo Anthony.

The Blazers' newest addition continued his stellar play in a win over Oklahoma City on Wednesday, posting 19 points on 9-of-11 shooting. Anthony's performance drew chants of "Melo" from the crowd as the Blazers moved to 2-0 with Anthony in a fully healthy starting lineup.

"It's fun to see," Damian Lillard told reporters after the blowout win. "We've got another mega star, a Hall of Famer ... and the fans are excited about it, as they should be. I think it's a point in his career where he needs that type of support. He needs people behind him and to feel good about what he's doing. So it was great to witness. We all want to be a part of his comeback. We want to see it work out. We want to see him get the respect that he's due. So to see how the crowd responded to him, it's really good to see and be a part of."

Portland has won two games by 20 points or more with a starting lineup of Lillard, CJ McCollum, Rodney Hood, Anthony and Hassan Whiteside. The Bulls will aim to slow down the Blazers' offensive production after falling by double digits to the short-handed Warriors.

Lillard leads Portland with 27.3 points and 7.4 assists per game. Chicago is led by Zach LaVine, who is averaging 21.8 points per game this season.

While the Bulls await the return of Otto Porter Jr. from a bone bruise in his left foot, the Blazers still will be without Jusuf Nurkic (leg) and Zach Collins (shoulder) for a few months. Gary Trent Jr. is nursing a hamstring injury and has missed Portland's last few contests.

Bulls coach Jim Boylen told reporters the loss to the Warriors involved "no shame" despite being one of the low points of his team's season. Wendell Carter Jr. disagreed.

"Nah, it's some shame in this loss," Carter told reporters. "In my opinion, it's some shame in every loss -- especially to a very hurt and wounded Warriors team. I'm brutally honest. We should have won that game. Just looking at paper and looking at the players on the court, we should have won that game. No disrespect to them, because they're fantastic players. But we just didn't show up and play."

--Field Level Media

Updated November 29, 2019

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