Portland Trail Blazers vs. Chicago Bulls: Live Score and Analysis

Alec NathanFeatured ColumnistMarch 28, 2014

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The Portland Trail Blazers trounced the Chicago Bulls 91-74 on Friday night behind 18 points from Mo Williams. 

The Blazers (47-27) have now won back-to-back games since LaMarcus Aldridge returned from a back injury while the Bulls' (40-32) two-game winning streak was snapped with the loss. 

On a night when the Blazers shot 44 percent from the field and a staggering 46 percent from three, six Portland players finished in double figures, including Damian Lillard (16 points) and Nicolas Batum (13 points). 

Aldridge was held in check by Joakim Noah throughout, but set the tone with an exceptional effort on the defensive end. In total, Aldridge managed five points to go with game-highs of 13 rebounds and four steals. 

Robin Lopez was steady as well, totaling 13 points, nine rebounds and a game-high five blocks in 33 minutes. 

As a team, the Bulls shot a meager 39 percent from the field and 18 percent (3-of-17) from three. 

Noah finished with a double-double consisting of 11 points and 10 rebounds while dishing out six assists and racking up two steals. 

Carlos Boozer led all Chicago scorers with 16 points on 8-of-15 shooting, including 10 in the first quarter. He also pulled down 12 rebounds, eight of which game during the game's first 12 minutes. 

D.J. Augustin chipped in 15 points off the bench while Taj Gibson compiled 13 points and 10 boards in 29 minutes. 

Next up for the Bulls is a matchup with the Boston Celtics on Sunday while the Blazers are set to square off against the Memphis Grizzlies after a day off on Saturday.