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Wesley Matthews and Nicolas Batum scored 21 points apiece and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Chicago Bulls 102-94 on Sunday night for their first-three-game winning streak since opening last season with a trio of victories.
LaMarcus Aldridge added 18 points and 13 rebounds as all of Portland's starters were in double figures.
After trailing by as many as 15 in the third quarter, the Bulls came back to tie it at 73 early in the fourth. But Portland pulled back in front 87-75 on Matthews' pull-up jumper with 5:04 left.
Matthews appeared to seal it with a 3-pointer that made it 93-81 with 1:26 left, but Nate Robinson hit a 3 to narrow it to 98-94 with 13.9 seconds to go. Batum and Aldridge each hit a pair of free throws to help the Blazers hang on.
Joakim Noah had 16 points, 15 rebounds and eight assists for Chicago.
The Blazers were coming off Friday night's 119-113 overtime victory over Houston. Batum tied his career high with 35 points in the win.
The Bulls we...
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The Headline: L.A. puts up a double-double, and Portland uses a rain of shots to sink the Rose-less Bulls 102-94.
Chicago Bulls vs. Portland Trail Blazers
When: 9:00 ET, Sunday, November 18, 2012
Where: Rose Garden (Portland)
Officials: Rodney Mott, Pat Fraher, Kevin Cutler
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PORTLAND, Ore. -- Wesley Matthews, Nicolas Batum and LaMarcus Aldridge are the veterans, the guys who are supposed to do the yeoman work for the Portland Trail Blazers. That's precisely what happened Sunday night as the Trail Blazers held off every Chicago challenge in a 102-94 victory over the Bulls at the Rose Garden. Matthews and Batum each scored 21 points, and Aldridge...
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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...
Chicago Bulls guard Nate Robinson used his 5-foot-9 reverse height advantage as he ducked and dribbled through the legs of leaping Phoenix Suns guard Sebastian Telfair and score a layup during the fourth quarter of Wednesday night's NBA game in the US Airways Center.
The Bulls held off the Suns in overtime 112-106.
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