Chicago is a loser of two straight.
The Chicago Bulls lost on the road to the Portland Trail Blazers, 102-94, on Sunday night. Five Bulls players scored in double figures in the losing effort. With the loss, Chicago fell to 5-5 on the season.
Nate Robinson led Chicago with 18 points on 5-10 shooting, including a 3-6 effort from beyond the 3-point line. Joakim Noah added 16 points and 15 rebounds, while Richard Hamilton scored 15, Luol Deng scored 14 and Taj Gibson accounted for 11 points.
Chicago got off to a strong start and led 30-23 following the first quarter, but was outscored 28-13 in the second period and was never able to recover from that rough stretch.
Portland's Wesley Matthews and Nicolas Batum led all scorers with 21 points apiece, and LaMarcus Aldridge scored 18. Four other players finished in double figures for the Trail Blazers, who improved to 5-5 with the victory.
Chicago returns to the court to face the Houston Rockets on Wednesday.