PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Carmelo Anthony had 23 points and 11 rebounds and the Portland Trail Blazers downed Chicago 107-103 for their second victory over the Bulls this week. Damian Lillard added 28 points for the Blazers, who have won three straight after four consecutive losses.
CHICAGO (AP) — Nathan MacKinnon had a goal and three assists, and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Chicago Blackhawks 5-2. J.T. Compher added a goal and two assists, and Cale Makar, Ryan Graves and Valeri Nichushkin also scored as Colorado started fast against listless Chicago in the first of a home-and-home set. Patrick Kane and Zack Smith connected for the Blackhawks, who have lost four of five.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky is in the rare position this season of getting nothing but praise for his performance. Trubisky has been solid as the Bears have won three of four to even their record at 6-6 and keep their playoff hopes alive. He had his best numbers of the season in Thursday’s comeback win over Detroit. Chicago next faces Dallas next Thursday night at home.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Charlie Moore scored 21 points and dished out 12 assists as DePaul defeated Minnesota 73-68. Jalen Coleman-Lands added 11 points for the Blue Demons (8-0), while Paul Reed had 11 points, nine boards and a career-high 7 blocked shots.