GAME NIGHT FROM THE UNITED CENTER:
TV: NBCSC: Neil Funk and Stacey King: 7PM.
RADIO: 670 The Score: Chuck Swirsky, Bill Wennington, and David Schuster. 6:45 Pre.
Washington (13-26, 5-15 on the road) at Bulls (14-27, 7-13 at home)
LEADING SCORERS: Bulls: LaVine: 24 ppg. Wizards: Beal: Beal: 27 ppg.
LEADING REBOUNDERS: Bulls: Markkanen: 6 per. Wizards: Brown: 6 per.
LEADING ASSISTS: Bulls: Satoransky: 5 per. Wizards: Beal: 6 per
SEASON SERIES: Bulls 1-0.
PREVIEW: As the Bulls continue to look for consistency, the Wizards are hoping to get healthy as the NBA is at the halfway point in the schedule. Every team has an assortment of injuries with the Bulls dealing with the loss of Otto Porter Jr. and Wendell Carter Jr. The Wizards have yet to see John Wall this season but are optimistic they will see him sometime in 2020. Bradley Beal has had his fair share of injuries as well, but should be good to go tonight. Beal is sixth in the NBA in scoring at nearly 28 per game. Zach LaVine's numbers continue to rise ranking 14th in the Association in scoring at 24 per game. Both players are performing on teams well under .500 but are All-Star worthy.
The Wizards can score averaging 114 points per game; the downside is their defense, allowing a whopping, league-high 120 per game.
In the first meeting between the two teams, the Bulls rallied from a 19 point fourth-quarter deficit to beat the Wizards in OT.
Congratulations to Ryan Arcidiacono on having his jersey retired at Villanova later in the season. Arcidiacono was a fabulous player for the Wildcats guiding them to the NCAA Title, being named Most Outstanding Player.
Great spending time with Bob Love at the Mercy Home draft night on Tuesday as the Bulls continue to reach out and make a difference in the lives of young people throughout our city.
It was 26 years ago, Bob had his Bulls #10 jersey retired. He is a wonderful man. Thank you to Wendell Carter Jr. and Denzel Valentine for their participation bringing joy and inspiration to so many young men. and of course, Bulls employees that assisted the on the event. I'm proud to be a Bulls employee.
24 SECONDS NBA NEWS AND NOTES:
Los Angeles Clippers 128, Cleveland 103: Kawhi Leonard scored a season-high 43 points in 28 minutes.
Dallas 124, Golden State 97: Dwight Powell went 9-9 from the field (21pts). Golden State has lost eight straight.
Memphis 121, Houston 110: Make it six straight wins for Memphis. Ja Morant put on a show: 26 points (10-11 FG) 8 assists and 5 rebounds. James Harden with a 41-6-6 game.
Milwaukee 128, New York 102: Giannis Antetokounmpo was magnificent scoring 37 points in just 22 minutes. The Bucks are 36-6.
Utah 118, Brooklyn 107: Make it ten straight wins for the Jazz. Joe Ingles scored 27. Kyrie Irving had a 32-5-11 game.
Atlanta 123, Phoenix 110: A great night for three young Hawks: Trae Young with 36-10 assists John Collins 22 points and 10 rebounds, Kevin Huerter 23 points and 15 rebounds and 8 assists. Young scored 21- fourth-quarter points.
Derrick Rose was fined 25-thousand dollars by the NBA for launching a pen into the stands.
Always a pleasure.