Lillard scores 31 points as Trail Blazers beat Bulls 103-95
CHICAGO (AP) Damian Lillard scored 31 points and the Portland Trail Blazers won for the 16th time in 20 games, beating the short-handed Chicago Bulls 103-95 on Saturday night.
Lillard hit the 30-point mark for the sixth time in seven games, and Mason Plumlee added 16 points and nine rebounds. Gerald Henderson scored 13 and the Trail Blazers got back to winning after blowing a 21-point lead in a loss to Houston two nights earlier.
Portland led by 10 at halftime and hung on to hand Chicago its second loss in two nights.
The Bulls got a triple-double from Pau Gasol along with big performances from E'Twaun Moore and Doug McDermott, but came up short with Derrick Rose (sore right hamstring) missing his third straight game.