Aldridge has 42 points in Blazers' win over Bulls

By Anne M. Peterson

Associated Press

Published: Monday, Feb. 7 2011 12:00 a.m. MST

Portland Trail Blazers' Wesley Matthews, bottom left, and Chicago Bulls' Ronnie Brewer, bottom right, battle for a loose ball while Chicago Bulls' Kyle Korver (26) looks on during the second quarter of their NBA basketball game Monday, Feb. 7, 2011, in Portland, Ore.

Rick Bowmer, Associated Press

PORTLAND, Ore. — LaMarcus Aldridge had a career-high 42 points and the Portland Trail Blazers defeated the Chicago Bulls 109-103 on Monday night.

Derrick Rose had 36 points for the Bulls, who lost their second straight. Chicago has not lost three in a row this season.

Aldridge's 20-foot jumper with 1:11 left made it 100-93 and appeared to seal it for the Blazers, but Rose answered with a 3-pointer with just more than a minute to go.

Aldridge hit a turnaround jumper and Andre Miller made a pair of free throws with 30 seconds left to make it 104-96. Luol Deng had a reverse layup on the other end, but the Bulls could not catch up.

Chicago has lost four straight and 11 of their last 13 at the Rose Garden.

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