----- Zach LaVine scored a game-high 33 points and Nikola Vucevic finished with 23 points and 15 rebounds as the Chicago Bulls dominate the Trail Blazers 124-96 Friday night at Moda Center in Portland, Oregon.
With the playoffs no longer a possibility, the Trail Blazers have decided to focus on their youth over the final two-weeks of the regular season. Damian Lillard, Anfernee Simons, Jusuf Nurkic, and Jerami Grant were all scratched from the lineup on Friday afternoon and there is a good possibility they won't play again this season with the Blazers focused on improving lottery position.
The Trail Blazers lineup consisted of Ryan Arcidiacono, Shaedon Sharpe, Matisse Thybulle, Trendon Watford and Drew Eubanks.
Zach LaVine scored a game-high 33 points and Nikola Vucevic finished with 23 points and 15 rebounds as the Chicago Bulls hammered the Portland Trail Blazers 124-96 Friday night at Moda Center.
Chicago (35-38) connected on 57.1% of their field goals including 17-of-28 from three-point range.
Sharpe led Portland (32-41) with 24 points on 9-of-20 shooting and Watford added 15 points, six rebounds, and three assists.
Up Next- The Trail Blazers host the OKC Thunder Sunday afternoon at Moda Center. The game is scheduled to tip off at 4:00 PM.
Chad's Take- Blazers lose and Shaedeon Sharpe gets valuable minutes. Team on track to improve Lottery position.