The Wizards got their eighth straight win at the Verizon Center as they beat the Bulls 90-86 on Tuesday night. John Wall was not far from a triple-double, as he had 27 points, nine assists and eight rebounds. This is the first time the Wizards have won as many as eight straight at home since the '06-'07 season.
Chicago got the jump on Washington early, opening the game up 10-2 as the Wizards started the game just one for their first six. The Bulls would hold the advantage for the entire half and go into the break up by seven. The Bulls led by eight after a three ball from Nate Robinson midway through the third quarter, but the Wizards would respond with a 14-2 run, which would give them their first lead of the night. They would head into the fourth quarter up by one. Thanks to some clutch three point shooting from A.J. Price, the Wizards led the entire way until the Bulls tied it up on a Nate Robinson jumper with two minutes left. After Price and Mohammed traded buckets, an Okafor dunk followed by two Ariza free throws would be the difference in the four point win.
John Wall had another outstanding night, scoring 27 points on 8/17 shooting from the field and 11/13 from the free throw line. He added nine assists, eight rebounds and three blocks. Four other Wizards were in double figures as Price had 13 and Ariza, Nene and Okafor all had 10.
For the Bulls, Carlos Boozer had 19 points and 12 boards and Nate Robinson came off the bench to score 17.
The Wizards will now head north of the border to face the Raptors on Wednesday night.