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Chicago Bulls vs. Portland Trail Blazers 11/18/12: Video Highlights and Recap

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The Portland Trail Blazers secured their third straight victory with a 102-94 home win over the Chicago Bulls on Sunday night.

Nicolas Batum and Wesley Matthews led the way with 21 points each for the Blazers, who shot a scorching 49.4 percent to help make up for 16 turnovers. With the win, they moved back to .500 at 5-5. 

Nate Robinson scored 18 points in 19 minutes off the bench, and the Bulls shot just as well as Portland (49.3 percent) but couldn't overcome 19 turnovers and a cold shooting night from three-point range (4-of-16). They fell to 5-5 with the loss.

For a complete look at the box score, check out NBA.com.

 

Player of the Game: LaMarcus Aldridge

LA shot a less-than-ideal 6-of-14 on the night, but LaMarcus Aldridge got to the line with ease (6-of-8) and finished with 18 points to go with 13 rebounds and an assist.

He led the Blazers' starters with a plus/minus of plus-14. 

 

Up Next for Chicago

The Bulls travel to Houston and will try to right the ship against the Rockets on Wednesday night.

 

Up Next for Portland

The Blazers will attempt to continue their winning ways against the Suns in Phoenix on Wednesday night.

 

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