Portis collected 22 points (9-17 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 3-5 FT), four rebounds and two assists across 33 minutes in Monday's 116-107 loss to the Rockets. On a team searching for offense, Portis stepped up in a big way Monday night, shooting over 50 percent from the floor en route to leading the team in scoring. He was rewarded for his offensive efforts as he received 33 minutes, a season-high for the power forward. He could earn more minutes as the season goes on and the Bulls begin to experiment with the starting lineup.
Portis pitched in 14 points (6-9 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 1-1 FT), seven rebounds, four assists and one block across 17 minutes in Monday's 124-120 overtime loss to the Trail Blazers. Portis, Nikola Mirotic and Lauri Markkanen once again worked together seamlessly to generate another impressive night for the Bulls' frontcourt, combining for 51 points. The 22-year-old Portis once again found a way to parlay modest playing time into solid production, and he's now posted three consecutive double-digit scoring efforts despite playing no more than 18 minutes in any of those contests. While there's always the possibility that his scoring takes a hit on a night when his minutes are relatively scarce, Portis continues to be an above-average contributor on the glass irrespective of playing time on the majority of nights.
Portis generated 12 points (4-9 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 4-4 FT), seven rebounds and three assists across 16 minutes in Friday's 119-107 win over the Pacers. With fellow big men Lauri Markkanen and Nikola Mirotic combining for 37 shot attempts and 60 points over 28 minutes apiece, there wasn't much left over for Portis. However, the third-year pro managed to maximize his modest allotment of minutes, posting his ninth double-digit scoring effort of December in the process. Despite the fact that Portis has seen under 20 minutes in six games during the month, he's still sporting solid averages of 12.7 points, 6.6 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 14 games overall.
Portis scored 27 points (9-16 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 7-7 FT) while adding 12 rebounds and a steal in 29 minutes off the bench during Friday's 115-109 win over the Bucks. Just two games after establishing a new career high with 23 points against the Celtics, Portis raised the bar again with his performance Friday, adding in his third double-double of the season for good measure. The third-year forward still isn't providing consistent offense from the Bulls' second unit, but with Lauri Markkanen (back) sidelined, Portis is getting a chance to show his potential as a scoring threat.
Portis poured in 23 points (10-15 FG, 3-3 3Pt, 0-1 FT), four rebounds, one assist, and one steal in 23 minutes during Monday's 108-85 win over the Celtics. Portis finished with a career high in scoring while matching his career high in made threes. The absence of Lauri Markkanen (sore back) paved the way for power forwards Portis and Nikola Mirotic, who thrived while the rookie sat. It's unclear whether Markkanen will be forced to miss any more time, but if he sits Portis and Mirotic would figure to benefit most from a statistical standpoint.
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