The Chicago Bulls credit their ability to play through adversity for making them stronger.
For the Portland Trail Blazers, continued problems cost coach Nate McMillan his job as the franchise underwent some big changes.
The Bulls aren't certain if they'll have star guard Derrick Rose available Friday night when they host the reeling Trail Blazers, who play their first game under interim coach Caleb Kanales.
Portland (20-23) has dropped to last place in the Northwest Division with seven losses in nine games, with all six defeats in March by double digits.
The Trail Blazers put up little resistance and were embarrassed with a 121-79 loss at New York on Wednesday to a Knicks team that had lost six straight.
The 42-point defeat was the last straw for management, which fired McMillan on Thursday after six seasons, during which he guided the team to three playoff berths. Kanales was promoted from assistant to interim coach.
"Clearly the season to this point has not gone the way we h...