Chicago hosts conference foe Washington


Washington Wizards (28-31, 10th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Chicago Bulls (27-33, 11th in the Eastern Conference)

Chicago; Sunday, 3:30 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Chicago hosts Washington in a matchup of Eastern Conference teams.

The Bulls are 21-20 in conference play. Chicago is seventh in the Eastern Conference with 13.5 fast break points per game led by Zach LaVine averaging 3.7.

The Wizards are 15-18 against conference opponents. Washington is 15-12 in games decided by at least 10 points.

The teams meet for the fourth time this season. The Wizards won 100-97 in the last matchup on Jan. 12. Kyle Kuzma led the Wizards with 21 points, and LaVine led the Bulls with 38 points.

TOP PERFORMERS: DeMar DeRozan is averaging 25.2 points and 5.1 assists for the Bulls. LaVine is averaging 25.6 points and 6.0 rebounds while shooting 47.1% over the last 10 games for Chicago.

Kristaps Porzingis is scoring 22.8 points per game and averaging 8.6 rebounds for the Wizards. Kuzma is averaging 17.3 points and 6.1 rebounds over the last 10 games for Washington.

LAST 10 GAMES: Bulls: 4-6, averaging 108.9 points, 45.9 rebounds, 23.3 assists, 7.3 steals and 3.5 blocks per game while shooting 48.2% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 105.6 points per game.

Wizards: 5-5, averaging 117.7 points, 41.4 rebounds, 26.6 assists, 7.2 steals and 5.5 blocks per game while shooting 52.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 114.3 points.

INJURIES: Bulls: Javonte Green: out (knee), Goran Dragic: out (knee), Lonzo Ball: out for season (knee).

Wizards: None listed.


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.