John Wall and the Washington Wizards visit Derrick Rose and the red-hot Chicago Bulls on Tuesday night for the final time this season at the United Center in Chicago. The game begins at 8 p.m. on Comcast SportsNet.
The Wizards are coming off a 116-89 blowout loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder at the Verizon Center on Monday night, their fourth blowout loss in the last seven games. The Bulls, meanwhile, have won six in a row and nine of their last 10, with the only loss coming by three points on the road to the Atlanta Hawks. They've risen all the way to first place in the Eastern Conference after Boston's loss to New Jersey on Monday night. Nobody could have possibly expected that at the beginning of the season, but Rose is playing really well and Tom Thibodeau has been an elite coach.
Andray Blatche, Rashard Lewis and Cartier Martin all remain sidelined for the Wizards, and Nick Young will also not play. The Bulls, meanwhile, are without Carlos Boozer, and could be without Joakim Noah, who has the flu.