Tag Archives | Washington Wizards

Takin’ the Lead: Bulls 98, Wizards 79

How high have the expectations gotten for these Bulls? On a night when the Bulls won by 19 points and took over first place in the Eastern Conference despite missing their second and third-best players — Carlos Boozer (sprained ankle) and Joakim Noah (flu-like symptoms) both sat this one out — there was an overwhelming sense that they should […]

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Wizards-Bulls Preview

Washington Wizards Status Check: Record: 16-49 Division: 1-12 Conference: 10-30 Road Record: 1-29 Last 10 Games: 1-9 Streak: Lost 4 Last game: Lost 89-116 to Oklahoma City Thunder PPG: 96.5 (22nd) Opponents PPG: 104.2 (22nd) Offensive Rating: 101.8 (28th) Defensive Rating: 109.9 (24th) Pace: 93.9 (9th) Effective Field Goal Percentage: .470 (28th) Turnover Percentage: .139 […]

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Game 58 Recap: Bulls 105, Wizards 77

Now this is more like it. Don’t get me wrong. I’m thrilled that the Bulls have racked up wins against elite teams like the Celtics, Heat, Lakers, Mavericks and Spurs. But there are significant statistical reasons to suspect that blowing out bad teams matters. Of course, this fact was brought up in defense of the Miami […]

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Bulls-Wizards Preview

Washington Wizards Status Check: Record: 15-43 Division: 1-12 Conference: 10-27 Home Record: 14-15 Last 10 Games: 2-8 Streak: Lost 5 Last game: Lost 105-99 to Dallas PPG: 96.9 (22nd) Opponents PPG: 103.8 (22nd) Offensive Rating: 102.4 (27th) Defensive Rating: 109.7 (22nd) Pace: 93.6 (10th) Effective Field Goal Percentage: .476 (26th) Turnover Percentage: .141 (25th) Defensive […]

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Game 27 Recap: Bulls 87, Wizards 80

The second of back-t0-back games is always an adventure. One night after treating the Philadelphia 76ers to a near-historic butt-kicking, the Bulls faced the Wizards in Washington. The Wizards — minus rookie phenom John Wall — are not a very good team. For example: They rank only 25th in Offensive Rating. Of course, that didn’t stop them […]

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Bulls-Wizards preview

Washington Wizards Status Check: Record: 7-19 Division: 1-7 Conference: 4-15 Home Record: 6-7 Last game: Beat the Bobcats 108-75 Last 10 Games: 2-8 PPG: 97.5 (18th) Opponents PPG: 104.2 (23rd) Offensive Rating: 103.2 (25th) Defensive Rating: 110.2 (25th) Pace: 93.4 (30th) Effective Field Goal Percentage: .478 (25th) Turnover Percentage: .149 (27th) Defensive Rebound Percentage: .679 (30th) Offensive Rebound […]

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Game 8 Recap: Bulls 103, Wizards 96

“I’m just trying to make people fear me on the court.” That’s what Derrick Rose said after he scored 15 of his 24 points in the second half of Saturday night’s win over the Wizards. Rose added 8 assists, 2 steals and a blocked shot to his statistical haul, outplaying rookie John Wall (16 points, […]

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Say goodbye to Captain Kirk and the 17th pick…say hello to cap space

After being one-upped in the all-important “Cap Space Race” by the Miami Heat — who created extra financial flexibility by trading Daequan Cook and their first round pick in last night’s draft — the Bulls countered by reportedly agreeing to send Kirk Hinrich and the 17th pick to the Washington Wizards for (you guessed it!) extra financial […]

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Still alive (but barely): Bulls 95, Wizards 87

After he scored a game-high 24 points in last night’s let’s-try-to-keep-this-thing-going road win over the Wizards, Derrick Rose said: “I try to remind everybody that we’re going to be in the playoffs, we’ve just got to continue to win. Even though the task is going to be hard, we’re still going to fight and try […]

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A cold slap of reality: Wizards 101, Bulls 95

Last night, the Bulls went into halftime with a 56-46 advantage… …and that lead didn’t make me feel even remotely comfortable. Through the first two quarters, it felt like the Bulls were doing pretty much whatever they wanted to do. I got the feeling that 10-point lead could have been 20 or so, only Chicago […]

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