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Bulls vs. Wizards preview and open thread

last game before the break

Chicago Bulls v Washington Wizards Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images

The Bulls face the Wizards Tuesday in the nation’s capital in Chicago’s final game before the All-Star break. The 19-35 Bulls will try to end a five-game losing streak and go into All-Star Weekend on a winning note.

The Bulls are 2-0 this season against the 18-33 Wizards, with the first win featuring a miracle fourth-quarter comeback from 18 points down. Chicago won 110-109 in OT after Bradley Beal missed a short jumper. The Bulls won the second matchup 115-106 behind 30 points from Zach LaVine.

LaVine and Beal were two of the notable All-Star snubs, so that could at least be a fun matchup. The Wizards have won three of their last give games, but they fell apart in the fourth quarter against the Grizzlies in their last time out.

All the usual suspects are still out for the Bulls, and Denzel Valentine will miss a third straight game with a hamstring injury. Big men Thomas Bryant and Anzejs Pasecniks are out for the Wizards.

Tip-off is at 6.p.m. CT. The game is on NBC Sports Chicago.