Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/18/12
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PORTLAND, Ore. -- Wesley Matthews and Nicolas Batum each scored 21 points as the Portland Trail Blazers defeated Chicago Bulls 102-94 Sunday night at the Rose Garden. Batum scored 16 of his points in the second half for the Blazers (5-5), who got double-figure scoring from six players. LaMarcus Aldridge added 18 and Damian Lillard 16 for the winners. Joakim Noah filled up the box score with 16 points, 15 rebounds and eight assists for Chicago (5-5), which lost for second straight night. The teams were nearly even in field-goal percentage (Portland .494, Chicago .493) and rebounds (Chicago 35, Portland 34), but the Bulls were hurt by 19 turnovers that led to 26 Portland points. Portland led 64-49 after making three consecutive 3-point shots -- two by Batum, then one by Lillard -- early in the third quarter. Batum subsequently knocked down another trey, giving him three makes from beyond the arc in the first five minutes of the quarter. However, the Bulls clawed back to with...
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