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Bulls vs. Wizards final score: Derrick Rose does it again, Bulls look tops in East

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Finally with their starting 5, the Bulls now have just completed a back-to-back sweep against the Raptors and the Wizards, the latter on the road Tuesday night by the score of 99-91.

The Bulls had contributions from up and down the roster, with even the deep bench (especially E'Twaun Moore) being invaluable in simply soaking up some minutes tonight. The big men dominated Washington's own formidable frontcourt in both paint scoring and rebounding.

But it was Rose who was the story of this game. He had outplayed John Wall significantly for most of the night until Wall exploded with a one-man to erase a 10 point Bulls lead and briefly take the lead. But Rose responded, like the night before against Kyle Lowry, with the final word. And a skip. (And a slap.)

Rose finished with 25 points on 10-17 shooting, and though he had 5 turnovers it was key that he was able to this late in a game, again. The rest of the squad should be able to keep a lot of games close, where he can take over.