Sunday , Dec , 05 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Chicago Bulls Team Report – December 5

=== Chicago Bulls Team Report – December 5 ===

(Sports Network) – The Chicago Bulls were handed a 95-88 setback by the
Washington Wizards in Saturday night’s game at the MCI Center. Gilbert Arenas
poured in a season-high 34 points to lead Washington.

Tyson Chandler pulled down 21 rebounds and was one of three Chicago players,
along with Kirk Hinrich and Eddy Curry to record 15 points.

Andres Nocioni scored 16 to pace the Bulls, who lost their second game in as
many nights and are off to a dismal 2-12 start to the season. Only the New
Orleans Hornets (1-14) have less wins than Chicago this year.

The teams were tied 81-81 with four minutes to play before the Wizards reeled
off seven straight points to move ahead to stay. Washington went ahead on
Brendan Haywood’s dunk at the 2:35 mark and extended the lead to four points
on two Antawn Jamison free throws on their next trip down the court. Jared
Jeffries then buried a three-pointer with one minute left to seal the win.

The Bulls will begin a five-game homestand Monday against the San Antonio
Spurs. Cleveland, Philadelphia, Minnesota and Dallas will also visit the Windy
City during the stretch.