Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/18/12
The Portland Trail Blazers were going through some shaky times the last time they were preparing to face the Chicago Bulls. New coach Terry Stotts seems to have a solid foundation in place now with rookie Damian Lillard playing alongside LaMarcus Aldridge, Nicolas Batum and Wesley Matthews. Portland goes for its first three-game winning streak since the start of last season on Sunday night when the visiting Bulls try to avoid their first set of back-to-back losses this season. With the Blazers in 12th place in the Western Conference at 20-23, the team fired coach Nate McMillan on March 15 and replaced him with interim coach Kaleb Canales. It was the same day Portland waived former No. 1 overall pick Greg Oden and added Gerald Wallace, Jonny Flynn and the expiring contracts of Mehmet Okur, Shawne Williams and Hasheem Thabeet via trades. The following day, the Blazers posted a 100-89 victory at Chicago, as Aldridge scored 21 points, Matthews added 18 and Batum finished with 15 aga...
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