Recap - Trail Blazers Defeat Chicago 98-95
Wesley Matthews scored 28 points for Portland on Friday, leading the Trail Blazers to a 98-95 victory over Chicago at Rose Garden.
The Trail Blazers earned a straight-up victory but suffered an ATS defeat in failing to cover the 3.5-point spread. Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 190.5 were rewarded with a winning wager.
Damian Lillard had 20 points for Portland and Nicolas Batum chipped in with 17 points. Damian Lillard had 6 assists for the Trail Blazers, while Robin Lopez was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 16 boards.
Chicago got 20 points from Derrick Rose in a losing cause and another 16 points from Carlos Boozer. Joakim Noah contributed 3 assists for the Bulls, while Luol Deng had 14 rebounds.
The Trail Blazers hit the break trailing 59-44 before taking care of business in the second half.
Chicago won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 52-39.
Next game, Portland takes its act on the road to face Golden State looking for another win. For Chicago, they head on the road to face Los Angeles.