Like he has for much of the season Zach LaVine was the main offensive catalyst, scoring 39 points and notching seven rebounds. Patrick Williams had another great game against Orlando with a double double of 16 points and 10 rebounds. It kept the Bulls within half a game of the 8th seeded New York Knicks.
Now they are set to begin a three-game home stand with their first game being very winnable, in fact against a team they’ve already beat twice this season.
The Washington Wizards are currently second to last in the Eastern Conference standings with a record of 5-15 and have lost three out of their last four games, including another L yesterday to the Charlotte Hornets. With the loss, Washington is now two games back of 13th place Orlando and has some work to do, quickly, to get back into the playoff hunt.
There is a new addition to the Bulls injury report. It was announced today announced that Lauri Markkanen will miss two to four weeks with a right shoulder sprain. Otto Porter Jr. had already been ruled out due lower back spasms. With Wendell Carter Jr. already out due to a thigh contusion, this now means another game with a relative lack of frontcourt players. In the previous game it was Denzel Valentine who got the start, pushing Williams up to power forward.
Meanwhile for Washington, Russell Westbrook will be missing this game due to rest.
Game Time: 7PM CT
Odds: Chicago opened as a 1.5 point favorite but the line has grown to them being a a four point favorite at most places. You can find varying numbers for the over/under of this game. You can find totals of 237, 236.5, and even 235.5 depending on where you look (all info via the Action Network).