Chicago will have its hands full in a first-round series it now trails 1-0.
Washington used a decisive 10-2 run late to grab a 1-0 series lead.
Chicago could be the third or fourth seed, and it will face either Brooklyn or Washington in the first round.
D.J. Augustin scored 25 points Saturday night, Joakim Noah had 21 points and 12 rebounds, and the Chicago Bulls turned a possible first-round playoff preview into a laugher, never trailing in a 96-78 win over the Washington Wizards
Taj Gibson says, “When we’re right, we feel like we can beat anybody.”
Kirk Hinrich led Chicago with 18 points, and D.J. Augustin scored 16. The Bulls had won six of seven, and were trying to reach .500 for the first time since Nov. 27.
Let’s all stop the stupidity over Brian Urlacher needing to keep some kind of pristine connection to the Bears, as if the mere sight of him limping around the field in any other colors is somehow unthinkable.
Marco Belinelli came off the bench to score 17 points and lead the Chicago Bulls to an 87-77 victory over the Washington Wizards on Saturday night.
One day after a four-point loss in Miami, the Bulls rebounded to improve their Eastern Conference-leading record to 18-5. They had lost two of their last three.
Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah will not play on Tuesday night when the team takes on the Washington Wizards.
The Chicago Bulls have an opportunity to grab sole possession of the Eastern Conference’s top spot when they take on the Washington Wizards.
With Joakim Noah back in the lineup the Chicago Bulls are starting to feel more and more confident with every passing game.