Chi 32 27 12 24 95
Por 22 22 34 20 98
Date of game: 11/22/2013

Recap: Portland vs. Chicago

Portland, OR ( - 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 with another knee injury as the Trail Blazers pulled out a 98-95 comeback victory at Moda Center.

Rose changed direction to get back on defense late in the third quarter and immediately grimaced before limping to the sideline favoring his right knee. 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 helped him back to the locker room for further examination.

Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau was concerned about Rose's health after the game and said he would undergo an MRI on Saturday.

"He has pain and it felt like he couldn't push off his right knee," said Thibodeau, who balked at speculating any further on the extent of the injury.

Rose 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.

"This kind of game is great for us. We needed this game. We've won every kind of way. we've played almost every style of team now, playing Chicago, which is just a bully team. They played hard and they played physical. That's how they get stuff done," said Matthews.

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 half.

The Bulls were playing the second leg of a back-to-back but didn't show tired legs early. They grabbed 17 rebounds in the opening quarter, scored 18 points in the lane and raced out to a 32-22 lead.

A 14-3 run in the early stages of the second extended Chicago's lead to a game-high 21 as Rose's layup provided a 48-27 cushion near the midway point.

The momentum changed in the third, and it started before Rose went down.

Portland, which trailed 59-44 at the break, scored 10 straight points to pull within 66-62, then went ahead 74-70 on consecutive 3-pointers from Mo Williams with under three minutes to go in the third.

Without its All-Star playmaker, Chicago went into the fourth trailing 78-71, but actually rallied with a 10-2 run, as Nazr Mohammed's free throw gave the Bulls an 88-85 lead with 4:19 on the clock.

It was a four-point Bulls advantage before Nicolas Batum's 3-pointer and Matthews' deciding 20-footer put Portland back on top.

Chicago missed its final six shots, including Deng drawing iron on a potential game-tying 3-pointer at the buzzer.

Game Notes

Portland's winning streak is its longest since a 13-game run from Dec. 3-30, 2007 ... The Blazers have won five straight meetings with the Bulls ... Chicago has not won in Portland since Feb. 3, 2007 ... Carlos Boozer scored 16 points in a losing effort ... Batum netted 17 points to go with eight rebounds ... The Bulls did not score any points in transition.

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