Portland puts road win streak on the line against Chicago

January 29, 2022 GMT

Portland Trail Blazers (21-28, 10th in the Western Conference) vs. Chicago Bulls (30-18, second in the Eastern Conference)

Chicago; Sunday, 3:30 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Portland hits the road against Chicago trying to extend its three-game road winning streak.

The Bulls have gone 17-6 in home games. Chicago is fourth in the Eastern Conference with 13.3 fast break points per game led by Zach LaVine averaging 3.3.

The Trail Blazers are 7-15 on the road. Portland ranks ninth in the Western Conference with 10.0 offensive rebounds per game led by Jusuf Nurkic averaging 2.8.

The teams meet for the second time this season. The Trail Blazers won 112-107 in the last matchup on Nov. 18.

TOP PERFORMERS: DeMar DeRozan is scoring 26.5 points per game and averaging 5.0 rebounds for the Bulls. Coby White is averaging 2.3 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Chicago.


Norman Powell is averaging 18.3 points for the Trail Blazers. Anfernee Simons is averaging 22.3 points and 7.2 assists over the last 10 games for Portland.

LAST 10 GAMES: Bulls: 3-7, averaging 107.2 points, 40.9 rebounds, 24.4 assists, 5.0 steals and 4.5 blocks per game while shooting 47.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 116.7 points per game.

Trail Blazers: 6-4, averaging 109.4 points, 42.9 rebounds, 23.3 assists, 8.0 steals and 4.8 blocks per game while shooting 46.6% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 111.1 points.

INJURIES: Bulls: Patrick Williams: out (left wrist), Derrick Jones Jr.: out (finger), Alex Caruso: out (wrist), Lonzo Ball: out (knee).

Trail Blazers: Larry Nance Jr.: out (knee), Nassir Little: out (shoulder), Damian Lillard: out (abdominal), Cody Zeller: out (knee), CJ Elleby: out (hamstring).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.