The Portland Trail Blazers have to be happy with this win. After a week ago staring down the barrel of the bottom of the Western conference, they are now only two wins away from the eight seed. One more strong win streak could push them as far as seventh also. Below are detailed three takeaways from the win over the Bulls.
Whiteside can still protect a rim
Seeing Hassan Whiteside block ten shots was a huge boost for both team and fans. Whiteside copped a lot of flak when this team was on its losing streak because of his poor defense and effort.