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The Chicago Bulls and the Portland Trail Blazers will face off on Sunday evening as the Trail Blazers look to build upon their first winning streak of the season following their win in Sacramento and overtime victory against Houston at home. The game will tip off at 9 p.m. ET and can be watched online through free live stream via the link provided below.
Interestingly the Trail Blazers are the only NBA team with three different players all averaging 19 points or more. However, despite the spread of their talent they have had a relatively disappointing start to the season and come into this game with a record of 4-5.
Portland are scoring on average 100.2 points per game, which is quite an achievement. It is their best scoring average for nearly a decade; the last time they were scoring higher than that was back in 1994-95 when they averaged 103.1 per game.
That 100 point per game average puts the Trail Blazers sixth in the NBA scoring ranks - again their highest since 1999-2000.
However, despite their offensive work being among the best in the league, their defense is among the worst. They are currently giving up on average 102.7 points per game, which ranks them 28th in the league.
Chicago make their first on the road trip to Portland for nearly two years, having missed out the corresponding fixture last season due to the lockout, resulting in a shortened regular season schedule.
The Bulls come into this game with a record of 5-4, having lost on Saturday to the Los Angeles Clippers 101-80. The more than 20 point margin in that game will have knocked the Bulls' confidence and they will be hoping to put that loss behind them and bounce back with a win on the road tonight.
In last year's fixture between these two teams in Chicago the Trail Blazers won 100-89, but the Bulls lead in the all-time series 58-52. In Portland the Trail Blazers lead 32-23, and have won four straight games against the Bulls in the Rose Garden.
Chicago Bulls vs Portland Trail Blazers tips off at 9 p.m. ET and can be watched online through free live stream by clicking here.