The Portland Trail Blazers entered Friday night’s contest with an eight-game winning streak, which looked to be dead on arrival with the Bulls jumping all over a seemingly road-weary Portland squad to start the game. But a Moda Center-fueled comeback in the third quarter put the Blazers in position to defeat the Bulls 98-95 .
“It’s the best crowd in the NBA and we need them the rest of the season,” said Wesley Matthews. “It’s going to be a long ride hopefully. We’re geared up and we want them to be geared up. Every game should be like that.”
The victory extends Portland’s win streak to nine games and their overall record to 11-2. The win also gave Portland their fifth-straight victory against Chicago, a team that has not won in Portland since Feb. 2006.
Full recap and post-game audio: trailblazers.com