Washington 86, Chicago 73

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, January 26, 2013 7:00 PM
Location - Verizon Center, Washington, District of Columbia
Officials - #38 Michael Smith, #52 Scott Twardoski, #31 Scott Wall
Attendance - 20308

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Chicago 24 20 11 18 73
Washington 23 27 23 13 86

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Chicago 26-17 14-11 12-6 L1
Washington 11-31 8-13 3-18 W2

Recap

Wizards 86, Bulls 73: Nene scored 16 points and Emeka Okafor added 15 points and 16 rebounds as Washington knocked off visiting Chicago for its fifth straight home win.

John Wall collected 15 points and seven assists for the Wizards, who have won seven of their last 10 overall.

Joakim Noah narrowly missed a triple-double with nine points, 17 rebounds and 10 assists as the Bulls had a three-game winning streak come to an end. Nate Robinson was the only player to reach double figures with 19 points off the bench.

Washington bridged the second and third quarters with a 25-6 run that put it in front 60-46 with 8:59 left in the third. Chicago went the final 7:47 of the quarter without a field goal as the Wizards stretched the lead out to 73-55 heading into the final period.

The Bulls used a 12-2 run early in the fourth to cut the lead to 77-67 but missed their next five shots to stall the momentum.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Washington improved to 6-3 since PG John Wall returned to the lineup. … Chicago All-Star F Luol Deng (hamstring) missed his fifth straight game. Jimmy Butler once again started in his place and collected nine points and six rebounds in 45 minutes. … The Wizards outscored the Bulls 48-26 in the paint.

Top Game Performances

Chicago   Washington
Nate Robinson 19 Scoring Nene 16
Joakim Noah 10 Assists John Wall 7
Joakim Noah 17 Rebounds Emeka Okafor 16
Marco Belinelli 4 Free Throws Made Nene 6
Marco Belinelli 1 Steals Emeka Okafor 2
Taj Gibson 4 Blocks Trevor Booker 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Chicago 73 40.8 4-15 11-12 19 41 6 5 17
Washington 86 43.0 3-10 15-19 20 42 2 6 9

Upcoming Games

  • Washington will play their next game at home against Sacramento. The Wizards have a W/L % of .300 after a win and .250 after a loss.
  • Chicago will play their next game at home against Charlotte. The Bulls have a W/L % of .481 after a win and .812 after a loss.