The Portland Trail Blazers and the Chicago Bulls are set to face off in Chicago on February 5, 2023, at 1:00:00 AM UTC. Both teams come into this game with records of 33-25 and 35-22 respectively, but this match-up is all about what they’ve done lately. The Bulls have won their last three games while the Blazers lost two in a row and are coming off a five-game win streak that they would love to resume. So who will win this battle of North American squads?
The two teams will meet for the first time this season on February 5th. The Chicago Bulls have had a great start to their season so far and are yet to lose a game. The Portland Trail Blazers have struggled so far with their only win coming against the Memphis Grizzlies. However, they did come close to winning against one of the best teams in the league, the Milwaukee Bucks. It will be interesting to see who comes out on top.
The Portland Trail Blazers are coming off of a hard-fought victory against the Golden State Warriors, but with Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum’s minutes getting more limited, will this be their downfall? Meanwhile, the Bulls are on a five-game winning streak despite being without Lauri Markkanen. This game is bound to be close, but I think it’ll come down to who has better bench play. The Bulls have arguably one of the best benches in basketball with Bobby Portis and Nikola Mirotic leading that charge while Portland has struggled to find consistency off their bench. If these two players can outplay their counterparts then they should win this matchup.
NAME: Chicago Bulls vs Portland Trail Blazers
DATE: Feb 5, 2023
TIME: 1:00:00 AM UTC.