Thursday , Feb , 26 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Bulls try to halt losing streak

Washington, DC (Sports Network) – The Chicago Bulls try to put the brakes on
a three-game losing streak tonight as they visit the Washington Wizards at the
MCI Center.

This the fourth and final meeting of the season between the two teams. The
Wizards have won two of the three contests, winning once at home and once at
the United Center.

Chicago comes into tonight’s game fresh off a blowout loss to Central Division
rival Detroit. The Bulls fell to the Pistons, 107-88, on Wednesday at the
United Center.

Eddy Curry paced Chicago with 19 points in the loss, while rookie Kirk Hinrich
chipped in 14 points and seven assists for the Bulls, who have lost 16 of
their last 20 games. Jerome Williams and Antonio Davis scored 13 points apiece
for Chicago.

The Bulls are 7-0 when they score at least 100 points this season. Chicago is
2-20 when it allows at least 100 points.

Chicago, which has lost 10 of its last 11 road games, is a dismal 6-21 on the
road this season.

On Wednesday, Kwame Brown scored 16 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead
Washington to a 76-74 win over the Toronto Raptors at Air Canada Centre.

Brendan Haywood added 13 points and eight boards in the win for the Wizards,
who halted their five-game losing streak. Jerry Stackhouse scored 11 in the

Brown has scored in double digits in 10 of his last 14 games. He is averaging
12.8 points and six rebounds in his last four games.

Washington, which has lost two straight and four of its last five at home,
is 11-16 as the host this season.

The Wizards have won three of the last four meetings with the Bulls, who
have lost five straight at Washington.