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Bulls: Bobby Por­tis’ run-in with Kevin Du­rant on Fri­day left the Chicago for­ward with a sprained el­bow and a feel­ing that he is be­ing treated dif­fer­ently by the of­fi­cials be­cause of his rep­u­ta­tion formed af­ter a 2017 prac­tice al­ter­ca­tion with Nikola Mirotic. Por­tis and Du­rant got tan­gled up on a screen, and Por­tis be­lieves the War­riors star grabbed his right arm and pur­posely pulled it down.

“Yeah, that wasn’t in­ad­ver­tent,” he said. “If I would have done that, I would have got­ten a foul called on me. I guess it’s just who you’re play­ing against. Ev­ery­thing is of­fi­ci­ated dif­fer­ent to­ward who­ever it is, but if you look back at the video at the time, it was ob­vi­ous.”

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