Posted November 18, 2012 on AP on Fox
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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