Portland’s Most Anticipated Games

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Mar 21, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; (Multiple Exposure) Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose (1) before the game against the Portland Trail Blazers at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

5) Chicago Bulls – November 22nd, Moda Center

First things first, Phoenix did not belong on this list. Yeah, it is Portland’s first game of the season, but that’s a gimme. Most fans are excited for the season to start, but have no express desire to see Portland play the biggest tank artists in the Western Conference; much less, on the road.

Chicago, however, should be starting a healthy Derrick Rose for the first time since 2012. It will also be the first time in NBA history that Damian Lillard (2013 Rookie of the Year) and Derrick Rose (2009 Rookie of the Year / 2011 MVP) square off against each other in the same arena. On November 22nd, that arena will be the Moda Center, filled with thousands of screaming Blazer fans.

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