Chicago 78, Washington 64

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 8:00 PM
Location - United Center, Chicago, Illinois
Officials - #24 Mike Callahan, #36 David Jones, # Marat Kogut
Attendance - 21366

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Washington 15 22 16 11 64
Chicago 17 28 12 21 78

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Washington 1-9 1-4 0-5 L1
Chicago 10-2 4-0 6-2 W3

Recap


John Lucas III made the most of a rare opportunity with 25 points, eight rebounds and eight assists to lead the Chicago Bulls to a 78-64 victory over the visiting Washington Wizards on Wednesday.

With reigning MVP Derrick Rose sitting out due to turf toe, Lucas was tabbed for a rare career start at point guard for the Bulls. The Oklahoma State product played a career-high 46 minutes and shot 11 of 28 from the field.

Luol Deng chipped in 12 points and 15 rebounds and Kyle Korver scored 14 points off the bench for Chicago, which became the second team to sweep a back-to-back-to-back set this season.

The Bulls began to pull away at the end of game, closing the fourth quarter with a 9-0 burst. Lucas scored five points in the spurt, capping it with a 3-pointer with 1:35 on the clock.

The Wizards shot 31 percent (26 of 84) in the contest and managed a total of 27 points in the second half.

John Wall continued to struggle for Washington, scoring 11 points on 4-of-13 shooting and committing four turnovers to go along with eight assists. Backcourt mate Nick Young had a tough night as well, shooting 2 of 11 from the floor.

Top Game Performances

Washington   Chicago
Jordan Crawford 14 Scoring John Lucas 25
John Wall 8 Assists John Lucas 8
JaVale McGee 14 Rebounds Luol Deng 15
Jordan Crawford 3 Free Throws Made Omer Asik 2
Kevin Seraphin 2 Steals Luol Deng 3
JaVale McGee 5 Blocks Omer Asik 5

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Washington 64 31.0 3-9 9-12 12 46 12 5 14
Chicago 78 36.7 3-12 9-16 17 62 10 6 16

Upcoming Games

  • Chicago will play their next game on the road against Boston. The Bulls have a W/L % of .800 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.
  • Washington will play their next game on the road against Philadelphia . The Wizards have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .111 after a loss.
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