Sunday , Feb , 01 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Chicago Bulls Team Report – February 1

=== Chicago Bulls Team Report – February 1 ===

(Sports Network) – The Chicago Bulls fell to Portland, 102-95, in overtime
at the Rose Garden on Saturday.

Eddy Curry scored a season-high 27 points for the Bulls, who suffered their
fourth straight loss and dropped their eighth straight on the road. Jamal
Crawford added 18 points, while Scottie Pippen finished with 17 points in his
return to Portland.

Portland ended the third on a 12-4 run. Two foul shots by Dale Davis with 23
seconds left in the quarter pulled the team within 77-75.

In the fourth quarter, both teams led by three points. A layup by Rasheed
Wallace with 59 seconds to play forged a 91-91 tie, the third tie of the
quarter. A missed shot by Chicago’s Antonio Davis in the waning seconds led to
overtime.

Trailing 93-91, the Trail Blazers rallied. A jumper by Derek Anderson forged a
93-93 tie, and Wallace scored five of the next seven points, including an
alley-oop dunk with 1:21 to play to put them ahead 98-95.

Damon Stoudamire and Anderson each hit two free throws to cap the win.

The Bulls are off until Monday when they visit Seattle.

CHI