The Chicago Bulls overcame the Washington Wizards in what was the regular- season finale for both teams. When it was all said and done, the scoreboard signaled that the hometown Bulls had triumphed 95-92.
The Bulls started fast, as they ended the first quarter with a 31-15 lead. After a one-sided opening frame, the rhythm of the game changed in the second quarter, with the Wizards ripping off a 19-4 run.
The second half featured runs by both teams, with the Wizards bench providing a significant spark. Most notably, A.J Price and Chris Singleton combined to compile 37 points, as they led a couple of runs that cut into the Bulls' leads that Chicago's starters built.
The Wizards fought hard in their last game before starting their summer vacation, as they nearly pulled off the upset. The absences of Emeka Okafor, Nene, Martell Webster and Trevor Ariza didn't help their cause, but no one should be able to suggest that the Wizards mailed it in.
Ultimately, the Wiz just didn't have the firepower to pull off the road victory against the stingy Bulls' defense.
This game provided the Bulls one final opportunity to polish their game on both ends of the court before the playoffs begin. While it was concerning to see Chicago cough up a double-digit, first-half lead, there are still plenty of positives to take away from this game.
Let's take a look at how the Bulls graded out in Wednesday night's matchup.