Chicago 87, Washington 77

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, December 29, 2012 8:00 PM
Location - United Center, Chicago, Illinois
Officials - #54 Nick Buchert, #13 Monty McCutchen, #31 Scott Wall
Attendance - 22447

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Washington 26 13 24 14 77
Chicago 22 23 25 17 87

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Washington 4-24 3-11 1-13 L1
Chicago 16-12 9-7 7-5 W1

Recap


Bulls 87, Wizards 77: Marco Belinelli scored 17 points and hit a pair of big 3-pointers in the fourth quarter as Chicago outlasted visiting Washington.

Carlos Boozer had 15 points and 12 rebounds while Kirk Hinrich added 10 points, seven assists and six rebounds as the Bulls snapped a two-game losing streak.

Rookie Bradley Beal scored 14 points and Emeka Okafor added 11 and a season-high 18 rebounds for Washington, which played without leading scorer Jordan Crawford.

Chicago limited the Wizards to 13 points in the second quarter to take a 45-39 halftime lead and went ahead by as many as 13 in the third quarter before taking a 70-63 edge into the fourth.

Belinelli, who returned to the bench with Richard Hamilton back in the starting lineup, buried two 3-pointers to stem comeback attempts by the Wizards, including one with 5:06 to play after Washington had cut the deficit to 79-76.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Crawford, who scored a season high-tying 27 points in Friday's win at Orlando, was sidelined with a sprained left ankle. ... Boozer had his eighth double-double in 14 games this month. He had failed to score in double figures in his previous three contests. ... Hamilton started after missing 12 games with a foot injury and scored nine points in 15 minutes.

Top Game Performances

Washington   Chicago
Bradley Beal 14 Scoring Marco Belinelli 17
Shelvin Mack 5 Assists Kirk Hinrich 7
Emeka Okafor 18 Rebounds Carlos Boozer 12
Bradley Beal 4 Free Throws Made Carlos Boozer 5
Bradley Beal 1 Steals Carlos Boozer 1
Emeka Okafor 2 Blocks Taj Gibson 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Washington 77 36.5 3-10 12-18 19 56 4 2 17
Chicago 87 39.1 7-16 12-18 24 49 6 6 9

Upcoming Games

  • Chicago will play their next game at home against Charlotte. The Bulls have a W/L % of .438 after a win and .750 after a loss.
  • Washington will play their next game at home against Dallas. The Wizards have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .167 after a loss.