Bulls list Mirotic probable w/ left shoulder contusion that he stretched throughout Wiz game. He'll play vs. OKC. Rose, Butler, Gibson out.
Thibodeau praised McDermott's defense vs. Wizards, said he'll get another opportunity.
Re: reports that Nets could have flipped Jack to Wiz for a 1st: they'd have had to take on Webster, and "1st" was a pick swap, per sources.
Nene said he hates the Bulls on Monday. On Tuesday, he scored 0 against them. Yep, that about right for the Wizards’ offense right now.
Wizards are only top-6 East team that won a playoff series last year, but not looking promising for this year: http://t.co/GtX5sW0rbF
Noah on Wiz: "They are the team that eliminated us in the playoffs last year. When that happens it’s always more than just a basketball game
Noah on win over Wiz: "We’ve just got to hold the fort until those guys come back; a lot of the young (guys) really stepped up in a big game
If Bulls play the Wizards in the playoffs I guarantee you ll see plenty of Joey Crawford. This is a throwback series http://t.co/O5017FR18Q
Asked Thibs on his way out if Bulls/Wiz is a rivalry: “They’re good, so I guess it is.” I.E. “We’ve been good for awhile now, they haven’t"
Dunleavy on Wizards: "If they played everybody else the way they play us they may be looking at a championship."
Chicago beats Washington, 97-92, w/o Rose/Butler/Gibson. Wizards, once 31-15, now 34-27. Aaron Brooks 22p, Gasol 20p 10r, Noah 14p 12r 5a
Bulls beat Wizards 97-92. Washington's woes continue.
The Wiz http://t.co/eowNylczAw
Any win without Rose, Butler and Gibson is a good one. This one has to feel even better for Bulls because they can't stand the Wizards.
Wizards lose 8th straight road game.
The clock must be wrong in Wizards-Bulls. It says 4th quarter but Marcin Gortat is playing.
Gortat needs to grow back the Mohawk. Wiz been reeling since he shaved it.
Wizards have only 10 turnovers but... untimely.
Update: Wizards fan in camouflage jacket finally removes it midway thru 4Q. Underneath: a Michael Jordan Washington jersey. No wonder.
Wiz the new "Bad Boys?'' Except a really bad version of them.
The Bulls are finding the mismatches and exploiting them and the Wizards are just trying to force it. They are whining a bit too much too
Wizards somehow only down 6 right now.
Overhead in Wizards' huddle; issue of them losing cool appears to be over Netanyahu speech to Congress
Pierce now gets the T....nice discipline Wiz.
Mirotic had huge 4th quarter in Sunday's loss. Picking up where he left off vs. Wizards. Got some fearlessness.
There's a Washington fan sitting nearby at UC wearing camouflage jacket. Given Wizards' 3-11 stretch and deficit here, good choice.
Just like Thibs had it charted in the summer: Tough game with Wizards, so going in 2nd half with Mirotic, Snell and McDermott
Noah FT marks 9th straight possession either Bulls or Wizards have scored.
Small point guards always seem to give Wizards trouble and Brooks has 15 pts, 6 ast. Bulls up 65-62, 4:38 left in 3Q.
Hate the Bulls? After that half, the Wizards might hate the Wizards. Trail 51-44 at United Center despite no Rose/Butler/Gibson.
Wiz demonstrating just how they've become a bum team.
Wizards, btw, are going small. Porter at the 3, Pierce is at the 4, Seraphin at the 5.
In interest of full disclosure: I own two MJ Wizards authentic jerseys. I was in college. Sue me
Fan walks into seat behind us wearing MJ Wizards jersey: “No, we’re really, really from DC!” Yes, yes you are ma'am
Hinrich used to play for Wizards ... he got confused.
Pierce jumper, Wall and-1 = Wizards 5-0 run out of timeout.
1 for 9 to start for Wizards from the field. only bucket so far a put back from Gortat.
1/9 shooting start for the Wizards.
Dunleavy makes it 9-2, Bulls. Wizards call a timeout at 8:07, 1/9 shooting to start.
Bulls 9-2.....Wiz 1 for 9fgs