Trail Blazers G to return Tuesday vs. Cavs

Trail Blazers Finish Off 2017 Saturday Night In Atlanta

The Blazers had a tough comeback win last night in Chicago, snapping the Bulls 7-game home winning streak.

Damian Lillard got distracted during the second quarter of the Portland Trail Blazers' game against the Bulls in Chicago Monday because of something going on with his mom.

Atlanta is 4-1 ATS with 3 overs and 2 unders over their last five games.

They are now 18-17, just one game above.500.

During their last five games, the Hawks have scored an average of 107.0 points per game (3.1 above their season average) and allowed an average of 108.4 points per game (0.1 below their season average). "It was a rough night for him offensively". "That would be more smart, I think". The slick-shooting guard is averaging 21 points per game this season.

Hawks: Atlanta has won three straight at home for the first time this season. "You just felt like the momentum had shifted and he was a big part of that". "I'm not saying every game "Hit me in the nose" but I just need to play with the same energy every game like this".

The Clippers rank fourth in second chance points (14.5 per game), while the Grizzlies rank 26th (10.4). The Hawks wasted a career-high 30-point effort from second-year forward Taurean Prince.

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After ending the third quarter on a 12-3 run, the Hawks went on a 10-2 run to start the fourth quarter, putting the Hawks up, 82-71. Cleveland's 137 points were the most points scored in regulation by any team at Quicken Loans Arena and the most points the Cavs have scored in any game since April 9, 1992 (141 pts vs. Charlotte). They made 47 trips to the line, 33 more than Philadelphia. "I thought our guys were able to turn up the effort, the execution, the togetherness on the defensive end". Prince went 4 of 7 beyond the arc and had 10 rebounds.

They return home to play the Atlanta Hawks on January 5. He scored 17 points in the game before limping off the court. "He's at the crib, '" the Blazers" Pat Connaughton said.

"We didn't play very well in the first half, we were sluggish", Budenholzer said.

Lillard had six assists but also seven turnovers. "It's a great win for our guys".

Chicago had a 53-52 edge at the half.

The score cut Portland's lead 28-42 with 2:34 left in the first half.

Belinelli attempted a few dunks on Saturday, which Budenholzer said energized his teammates. "If I can get a good shot, take it". Bulls bench had 24 points off the bench.