Monday , Jan , 19 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Wizards host Bulls

Washington, DC (Sports Network) – Two of the NBA’s worst teams meet this
afternoon, as the Washington Wizards welcome the Chicago Bulls to the MCI

These two teams have already met twice at the United Center this season. The
Wizards crushed Chicago, 99-74, on October 29, 2003, while the Bulls defeated
Washington, 100-86, on December 27, which snapped Chicago’s two-game series
losing streak to the Wizards.

Chicago comes into tonight’s game on a three-game losing streak. The Bulls
lost to the New York Knicks, 101-96, on Saturday at the United Center.

Eddy Curry and Jamal Crawford each had 20 points for the Bulls, who lost their
fifth game in their last six tries. Chicago has also dropped five of seven at

The Bulls, who have lost two in a row on the road, are 5-13 as the visitor
this season.

On Saturday, Larry Hughes scored a game-high 27 points and Jarvis Hayes added
14 points and a career-high 13 rebounds to lead the Wizards to a 99-84 win
over the Seattle SuperSonics at the MCI Center.

Kwame Brown had 18 points and six rebounds in the win for the Wizards, who
snapped a three-game losing streak.

The Wizards, who have won two of their last three at home, are 7-10 as the
host this season.

Washington has won five of seven and seven of the last 10 meetings with the
Bulls, who have lost four straight at Washington.