Williams went 7-12 from the field, in a quality performance offensively. Other top performers for Portland were Robin Lopez with 13 points and 9 rebounds, and Nicolas Batum with 13 points and 7 rebounds. Despite the loss, Carlos Boozer put up 16 points for Chicago on 8-15 shooting. He also registered 12 rebounds. D.J. Augustin chipped in 15 points and 7 assists, Taj Gibson finished with 13 points and 10 rebounds, and Joakim Noah put up 11 points and 10 rebounds.
The Bulls posted an eFG% of just 41.1%, including 17.6% from 3-point range. This year, they are 4-14 when they record marks below 45% and 30% in those respective categories. On the other hand, the Trail Blazers are undefeated (9-0) when holding their opponents to such low percentages.
This drops Chicago (40-32) to 0-2 versus Portland on the season.
Coming up, the Trail Blazers play the Memphis Grizzlies, who are 43-28 on the season. The Bulls match up with the Boston Celtics, currently sitting at 23-49 this year. The Trail Blazers lost to Memphis the last two times they've played. The Bulls have a 1-0 record against Boston this season.