Tuesday , Jan , 20 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Chicago Bulls Team Report – January 20

=== Chicago Bulls Team Report – January 20 ===

(Sports Network) – The Chicago Bulls fell to the Washington Wizards, 93-83,
on Monday at MCI Center.

Jamal Crawford posted 19 points and Kirk Hinrich chipped in 15 for the Bulls,
who have dropped four straight games.

Antonio Davis contributed 10 points and 16 rebounds for Chicago, which has
lost 13 of its last 15 road games.

The Wizards trailed 70-67 after three quarters, but scored the first six
points to begin the fourth. Chicago countered with eight straight points,
capped by two Crawford free throws, to seize a 78-73 lead with 6:10 remaining.

Washington was down 81-75 moments later, but used an 8-0 spurt, capped by Juan
Dixon’s jumper, to claim an 83-81 edge with 3:20 left in the game.

Chicago could not get any closer as the Wizards ended the game by scoring 10
of the final 12 points to capture the double-digit win.

“I kind of feel like it is the same old story,” said Chicago head coach Scott
Skiles. “We played very well in the first half and as well as we played in the
first, we played the exact opposite in the second. Every NBA game, when you
come out and play that well the other team is going to put up a fight in the
second half.”

Crawford is averaging 19.5 points and 7.5 assists in the last two games.
He has also scored in double digits in six straight games.

The Bulls are off until Wednesday when they visit the Atlanta Hawks.