The Washington Wizards traveled to Chicago in hopes of picking up their second game in a row after winning the first one of the season against the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday. The Chicago Bulls were heading into the game shorthanded, as star point guard Derrick Rose was suffering from a turftoe injury. The Wizards entered half time trailing the Bulls just 45-37 and were able to battle back in the third quarter, tying the game and even taking the lead at one point. Chicago turned it on the in fourth quarter however to eventually walk away with the victory without their best player, 78-64.
Jordan Crawford lef the Wizards in scoring in the defeat, picking up 14 points and 3 rebounds off the bench, hitting on 3 of his 4 three-point shot attempts. John Wall picked up 11 points and 8 assists while center JaVale McGee picked up 10 points and 14 rebounds. Rookie first round pick Jan Vesely played just 14 minutes in the game off the bench picking up three rebounds and two blocks, but couldn't get a bucket to fall.
For the Bulls, back up point guard John Lucas had a big night in Rose's absence, scoring 25 points with 8 rebounds and 8 assists. Kyle Korver also picked up 14 points off the bench and Luol Deng added 14 rebounds to go with his 12 points.