Friday , Feb , 27 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Chicago Bulls Team Report – February 27

=== Chicago Bulls Team Report – February 27 ===

(Sports Network) – The Chicago Bulls were defeated by the Washington
Wizards, 95-87, on Thursday at the MCI Center.

Kirk Hinrich led the Bulls with 23 points, shooting 5-of-8 from three-point
land, and had seven assists, as Chicago dropped its fourth straight. Eddy
Curry tallied 18 points and 10 rebounds for the Bulls, who have dropped six of
their last eight games.

After Hinrich hit a three-pointer to tie the game at 75-75 just 30 seconds
into the fourth quarter, the Wizards responded with a 17-3 run to clinch the
contest. Kwame Brown hit a jumper with two minutes remaining to cap the
spurt, which saw Brown and Gilbert Arenas combine for eight points.

After missing his first two three-pointers, Hinrich hit five straight until
missing from behind the arc with 8:25 remaining in the contest. He finished 9-
of-17 from the field.

Chicago has lost six straight at Washington.

Hinrich has scored in double digits in six straight games, and is averaging
18.7 points, four rebounds and 8.2 assists in that span. Curry is averaging
18.1 points and 6.9 rebounds in his last 10 contests.

The Bulls are off until Saturday when they host the Golden State Warriors.
Earlier this season, Chicago was blown out by the Warriors, 101-81, on January
30th at the Arena in Oakland.

CHI