In the last meeting between the two clubs on January 26th, Washington had defended its home court with a decisive 86-73 victory. Nene led the Wizards ins scoring on that night with 16 points.
The Bulls were not only missing Rose. Joakim Noah, Marco Belinelli, and Richard Hamilton all sat out with their respective ailments.
Without the presence of Noah, Washington was able to out-rebound Chicago 51-45. John Wall's 27 points, 9 assists, and 8 rebounds helped the Wizards to a 90-86 victory in front of a crowd of 17,319 that must have been made up of at least 50 percent Bulls fans. The game was tied at 86 with under a minute to play, but Emeka Okafor got the go-ahead bucket on a dunk that was set up by a beautiful feed from Nene with 45.7 seconds remaining.
|Wizards guard Bradley Beal is defended by Bulls forward Luol Deng|
|Beal tries to put the ball through the legs of Deng|
|Bulls guard Nate Robinson looks for a foul call|
|Wizards forward Kevin Seraphin shoots over Bulls center Nazr Mohammed|
|Wizards forward Trevor Booker drives on Bulls forward Carlos Boozer|
|Bradley Beal is defended by Bulls guard Kirk Hinrich|
|Wizards guard John Wall is defended by Bulls guard Kirk Hinrich|
|Carlos Boozer boxes out Kevin Seraphin|
|Bulls guard Daequan Cook leaps for the rebound|
|Wizards center Emeka Okafor takes the ball to the basket|
|Hinrich was called for a technical foul late the game by referee Joey Crawford|
|Hinrich picked up one more technical, and was sent to an early shower|
|Bulls forward Luol Deng and Wizards forward Trevor Ariza chase after the loose ball|
|Wizards forward Nene and Bulls forward Jimmy Butler lunge for the loose ball|
|Nazr Mohammed and Carlos Boozer box out Emeka Okafor|
|Luol Deng gets up for the rebound|
|Deng pulls down the board|
|Wizards guard A.J. Price drives around Nate Robinson|
|A.J. Price lines up the baseline jumper|
|John Wall shoots over Jimmy Butler|
|John Wall drives around Jimmy Butler|
|John Wall drives on Jimmy Butler and Carlos Boozer|
|Wall flicks the ball up at the rim over the Chicago defenders|
|Wall falls backwards, as Butler tries to block the shot attempt|
|Nene takes it up against Nazr Mohammed|
The Wizards will take off for Toronto to take on the Raptors tomorrow night at the Air Canada Centre.