Chicago puts road win streak on the line against Portland

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Chicago Bulls (34-38, 10th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Portland Trail Blazers (32-40, 13th in the Western Conference)

Portland, Oregon; Friday, 10 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Chicago will try to keep its four-game road win streak intact when the Bulls take on Portland.

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The Trail Blazers have gone 17-18 in home games. Portland is 18-21 in games decided by 10 points or more.

The Bulls are 14-21 on the road. Chicago is seventh in the Eastern Conference allowing just 112.5 points while holding opponents to 46.6% shooting.

The teams play for the second time this season. In the last meeting on Feb. 5 the Bulls won 129-121 led by 36 points from Zach LaVine, while Damian Lillard scored 40 points for the Trail Blazers.

TOP PERFORMERS: Lillard is averaging 32.2 points and 7.3 assists for the Trail Blazers. Cameron Reddish is averaging 11.2 points over the past 10 games for Portland.

Nikola Vucevic is scoring 17.6 points per game and averaging 11.3 rebounds for the Bulls. LaVine is averaging 3.0 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Chicago.

LAST 10 GAMES: Trail Blazers: 3-7, averaging 111.3 points, 40.5 rebounds, 23.9 assists, 8.4 steals and 4.6 blocks per game while shooting 45.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 119.5 points per game.

Bulls: 6-4, averaging 114.5 points, 41.2 rebounds, 24.3 assists, 8.7 steals and 4.5 blocks per game while shooting 48.8% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 114.0 points.

INJURIES: Trail Blazers: Justise Winslow: out (ankle), Nassir Little: out (concussion), Ibou Badji: out (knee), Jerami Grant: out (quad), Anfernee Simons: out (foot).

Bulls: Justin Lewis: out for season (knee), Alex Caruso: out (foot), Lonzo Ball: out for season (knee).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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