Bulls travel to Washington
(Sports Network) – The Chicago Bulls open a season-ending two-game road trip
this afternoon against the Washington Wizards at the Verizon Center.
The Bulls are tied with the Cleveland Cavaliers for the second seed in the
Eastern Conference playoff race.
Chicago is 2-1 against the Wizards this season, and has won five of the last
seven contests in the series. The Bulls have lost two straight and 10 of their
last 11 at Washington.
The Bulls enter today’s contest on a two-game winning streak. Ben Gordon
scored 20 points and Kirk Hinrich had 18 points and eight assists as Chicago
defeated the short-handed Charlotte Bobcats, 100-81, at the United Center.
Luol Deng scored 14 points, while Ben Wallace had 12 points, 12 rebounds and
three blocks for the Bulls, who have won five of their last six games overall.
Chicago is 17-22 on the road this season. The Bulls will wrap up their
regular-season schedule on Wednesday against the New Jersey Nets at
Continental Airlines Arena.
Washington, which is No. 6 in the East standings, opens a two-game homestand.
On Friday, DeShawn Stevenson scored 25 points and Jarvis Hayes netted 20 as
the Wizards beat the Atlanta Hawks, 98-85, at Philips Arena to halt a season-
high six-game losing streak.
Antonio Daniels scored 16 points and dished out 12 assists in the win over
Atlanta for the Wizards.
The Wizards are 26-13 at home this season. They will host the Orlando Magic on
Tuesday before ending the regular season on Wednesday against the Indiana
Pacers at Conseco Fieldhouse.