Portland, OR (SportsNetwork.com) - Friday's loss in Portland may prove twice
as costly for the Bulls.
Chicago squandered a 21-point lead and watched former MVP Derrick Rose exit
early with another knee injury as the Trail Blazers pulled out a 98-95
comeback victory at Moda Center.
Rose limped to the sideline late in the third quarter and was helped to the
locker room to get his right knee examined. It was in his left knee that Rose
tore his ACL, costing him the entire 2012-13 season, but he was still in
obvious pain as team trainers examined him on the bench.
He had tied a season high with 20 points before exiting, and his teammates
couldn't prevent the Blazers from rallying for their ninth straight win.
Wesley Matthews netted 28 points and hit the go-ahead jumper down the stretch,
Damian Lillard added 20 points and Robin Lopez finished with 13 points and 16
rebounds in the victory.
Luol Deng donated 15 points and 14 boards for the Bulls, who dropped their
second straight after shooting just 31 percent from the field in the second
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