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Gobert Leads Jazz To 114-83 Romp Over Bulls

CHICAGO (AP) — Rudy Gobert had 21 points and 14 rebounds, and the Utah Jazz rolled to one of their most lopsided wins of the season, beating the Chicago Bulls 114-83 Saturday night.

The 31-point margin of victory was just three shy of Utah’s season high. The Jazz raced out to a 70-36 halftime lead and never looked back in winning for the sixth time in seven games.

Gobert dominated inside, making 9 of 11 shots and blocking four.

Donovan Mitchell added 16 points and eight rebounds. Derrick Favors scored 13. And the Jazz made about half of their shots, with Chicago offering little resistance.

Lauri Markkanen led Chicago with 18 points and 10 rebounds. He made just 6 of 20 shots, and the Bulls delivered one of their worst performances in a rough season.

It didn’t help that they were again missing two of their best players, with Otto Porter Jr. (strained right rotator cuff) and leading scorer Zach LaVine (bruised right thigh, right knee tendinitis) sidelined. But Chicago seemed disinterested right from the start. And the Jazz took advantage.

Their most lopsided victory this season was a 139-105 romp over San Antonio on Dec. 4. And it looked like they might surpass that, the way this one started.

There was no shortage of highlights as the Jazz put this one away in the first half.

There was Gobert blocking a layup by Markkanen in the second quarter and converting a layup off a no-look pass from Ricky Rubio driving the baseline.

Gobert had another neat block on Kris Dunn’s fastbreak layup, setting up a break that Mitchell punctuated with a soaring dunk.

Things were so bad for the Bulls that fans cheered sarcastically when Dunn hit a 16-foot jumper with just under five minutes left in the half to stop a 17-0 run

TIP-INS

Jazz: Utah’s highest scoring half was 81 points against Golden State on Oct. 17.

Bulls: Porter missed his third straight game and LaVine missed his second in a row. … The Bulls have ruled out injured rookies Wendell Carter Jr. (left thumb surgery) and Chandler Hutchison (right toe injury) for the remainder of the season. Carter and Hutchison each appeared in 44 games. The No. 7 pick, Carter averaged 10.3 points and 7 rebounds, while Hutchison averaged 5.2 points and 4.2 rebounds after getting drafted 22nd overall.

UP NEXT

Jazz: Host Phoenix on Monday.

Bulls: Visit Toronto on Tuesday.

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United Center To Debut New Scoreboard, Sound System For Upcoming Season

CHICAGO (CBS)– The United Center, home to the Chicago Bulls and Blackhawks, announced Wednesday the debut of a new scoreboard and sound system for the upcoming seaon.

The new scoreboard, which will debut at the start of the 2019-2020 season, will be the ” largest center-hung screen display with the highest resolution technology among all arenas that host both NBA and NHL teams.”

Credit: United Center

Chicago Bulls and Blackhawks fans can look forward to features like the continuous inner ring display with nearly four times more LED screen display than the existing scoreboard in addition to the new sound system.

Kings Beat Bulls 129-102

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Marvin Bagley III had 21 points and nine rebounds, Buddy Hield added 16 points and inched closer to Sacramento’s single-season record for 3-pointers, and the Kings beat the Chicago Bulls 129-102 on Sunday.

Harrison Barnes scored 15 points, De’Aaron Fox had 17 and Harry Giles added 16 to help Sacramento complete a second straight season sweep of Chicago. The Kings dominated in nearly every statistical category and outscored the Bullls 80-56 in the paint.

Zach LaVine had 18 points for the struggling Bulls (19-52). Chicago has lost five straight.

Hield made two 3s and has 231 this season. He needs 10 more to break Peja Stojakovic’s single-season Kings record set in 2003-04. Stojakovic is currently Sacramento’s assistant general manager.

Bagley, the second overall pick in the draft, managed to upstage his teammate with yet another strong game. Bagley scored 14 points in the second half to help the Kings pull away, made a handful of big plays including a coast-to-coast layup after blocking a shot by Robin Lopez, and finished one rebound shy of his 14th double-double this season.

The Kings needed it as they continue to maintain slim hopes of ending the NBA’s longest active playoff drought. Sacramento, 4-8 since the All-Star break, began the day six games behind the Clippers for the eighth spot in the crowded Western Conference.

The Kings trailed early but got a buzzer-beating 3-pointer from Bogdan Bogdanovic to end the first quarter, then opened the second with a 20-4 run.

Hield had 10 points during the surge, Bagley split a pair of defenders on a three-point play, and Harrison Barnes added a breakaway dunk to put Sacramento ahead 44-27.

Things got chippy when Lopez and Giles picked up offsetting technical fouls with one second left in the first half.

Sacramento continued to pull away and led 96-66 late in the third quarter.

Bulls: Lauri Markkanen had 11 points and has scored in double figures for the 29th consecutive game, the longest streak by a Chicago player in eight years. … The Bulls had four offensive rebounds and two second-chance points in the first half.

Kings: The 40 points scored in the first half by Chicago matched the fewest allowed by Sacramento this season. Phoenix was limited to 40 by the Kings on Dec. 4. … The Kings have led by 30 points or more in three games this season.

UP NEXT

Bulls: Play at Phoenix on Monday.

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Clippers Beat Bulls 128-121

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The third quarter has been a problem for the Los Angeles Clippers since the All-Star break.

Doc Rivers loved how they handled that period this time, even though he was gone by the end of it.

The Clippers trailed the Chicago Bulls by six at halftime but had their highest-scoring output in a quarter this season as they rallied for a 128-121 victory on Friday night. Los Angeles scored 45 points in the third, when Rivers and Chicago coach Jim Boylen were ejected for arguing .

“I like the way we responded,” Rivers said. “We didn’t play well in the first half but we were terrific in the third. That starting group really set the tone which was great.”

The Clippers trailed 63-57 at halftime, but took control in the third to go up 102-84 going into the fourth. Los Angeles shot 40.8 percent from the field in the first half but was 16 of 24 in the third quarter and 5 of 8 on 3-pointers. The Clippers also had six steals and forced seven turnovers.

It was only the fourth time in 11 games since the All-Star break that the Clippers have outscored an opponent in the third. They came into the game averaging only 26.9 points and allowing 31.6.

Danilo Gallinari scored 12 of his 27 points in the quarter and Landry Shamet made three 3s. Los Angeles opened the quarter with a 19-4 run and the lead reached 18 shortly before Rivers and Boylen were kicked out when they began arguing with 1:10 remaining after Boylen felt Clippers forward Montrezl Harrell was too aggressive on an offensive foul.

Referee Jason Phillips said in a pool report that both coaches were assessed a technical for arguing and received a second for continuing.

Harrell added 26 points and Lou Williams 18 for the Clippers, who have won six of their last seven games and nine of their last 12.

“The energy on defense wasn’t there in the first half, so we picked it up on that end in the second half. That carry-over showed,” Shamet said. “We were better offensively, shared the ball more, and got out on transition more. It started on the defensive end.”

Zach LaVine led Chicago with 31 points and Robin Lopez added 22. The Bulls have dropped four straight.

“We just got a little sloppy and careless in the third quarter. We played 24-26 minutes of real good basketball and we have to play 48,” Boylen said.

The first half was a see-saw affair as it was tied 10 times and there were 22 lead changes. Chicago led by as many as seven late in the first quarter as LaVine and Lopez each scored 10 points.

Los Angeles trailed 35-31 early in the second quarter before scoring eight straight points to take its largest lead of the half. Chicago rallied to take a six-point lead at halftime.

TIP-INS

Bulls: LaVine had his 46th game scoring 20 or more points this season. It is the fifth-highest single-season total by a Chicago player in the last 20 years.

Clippers: Shamet scored nine points and was 3 of 6 on 3-pointers. He continues to lead NBA rookies in 3s made (140) and 3-point percentage (42.2 percent).

UP NEXT

Bulls: Visit Sacramento on Sunday. The Kings have won the last three.

Clippers: Host the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday. The Clippers have won the last three.

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Bulls’ First Female Coach Stacks Up Just Fine In The NBA

CHICAGO (CBS) — Karen Stack Umlauf has been with the Bulls organization since Michael Jordan’s rookie season.

But, now she has a more hands-on roll with the team after moving from the front office to the coaching staff. As CBS 2’s Megan Mawicke reports, the basketball junkie stacks up just fine with the men.

“I can’t tell you how fun it is. I wake up every day and look forward to coming to the office every day, or I should say court,” said Bulls assistant coach Karen Stack Umlauf.

Over three decades working for the Chicago Bulls, Karen Stack-Umlauf’s new office is on the court. This season, she became the first female coach in Chicago Bulls history.

“I feel so privileged, the Bulls have been my life,” she said.

The majority of her time with the Bulls, Karen worked for Jerry Krause on the administrative side. Then in 2017, she lobbied Bulls Head of Basketball Operations John Paxson to give her a shot at coaching. She now balances her role of Director of Team Operations along with Assistant Coach.

“I think a lot of them (players) like having a female around,” she said. “I am their mom’s age or a bit older. They realize in basketball it is no different, male or female. I bring a different dimension.”

A mother of two teenage daughters, she played at Northwestern University, then a brief professional career. Her responsibilities are game preps, scouting games and works with assigned players at practice and before games.

“You never know the demands of it until you are in the middle of it and watching everyone. I thought I knew about basketball, but you really don’t know too much until you’re sitting in those meetings and seeing how prepared and how they’ve been doing it. I have a lot to learn,” said Stack-Umlauf.

“If we can get away from female, male, whatever. She’s a basketball person. She’s a basketball coach with a big heart and a big IQ for basketball and the ability to teach,” said Bulls head coach Jim Boylen.

“My ultimate goal is first to be a really good assistant coach and see what can happen from there.”

Griffin Scores 28, Pistons Top Bulls For 5th Straight Win

CHICAGO (AP) — Blake Griffin had bags of ice on each of his knees, and he soaked his feet in a tub of ice water. Andre Drummond also had bags of ice on each knee.

Detroit coach Dwane Casey said he was looking for fighters down the stretch, and his two biggest stars answered the call.

Griffin scored 16 of his 27 points in the fourth quarter after he felt a pinch in his lower right leg, and the Pistons rallied to beat the Chicago Bulls 112-104 on Friday night for their fourth straight victory.

“I thought that fourth quarter showed what we are made of,” Casey said.

Chicago Bulls guard Wayne Selden (14) looks to shoot during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, March 10, 2019, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Drummond finished with 20 points and 24 rebounds after playing the entire second half of Detroit’s ninth victory in its last 10 games against Chicago. Reggie Jackson scored 21 points, and reserve Langston Galloway finished with 15.

Griffin missed much of the third quarter after he tweaked something in his leg early in the second half. But he returned for the start of the fourth and went 7 for 10 from the field in the period, helping Detroit (33-31) improve to 11-2 in its last 13 games.

“I felt fine coming back out there,” he said. “Tested it in the hallway and they gave me the green light and felt fine that fourth quarter. So no issues really for me.”

Zach LaVine scored 24 points for Chicago (19-48), which led by as many as 21 in the first half. Otto Porter Jr. had 23 points and eight assists, and Lauri Markkanen finished with 18 points.

Markkanen’s layup tied it at 88 with 7:06 left, but Detroit responded with a 10-0 run. Griffin made a layup and Drummond scored on a floater to make it 98-88 with 4:50 remaining.

“I’m hoping this is a learning moment,” Bulls coach Jim Boylen said. “We played about as well in the first half as you can play. … We came out in that third quarter and I thought our energy was poor.”

It was the first half of a rare home-and-home set between the Central Division rivals. The Pistons host the Bulls on Sunday.

Chicago got off to a fast start with a 21-2 run in the second quarter that featured an impressive offensive sequence by Porter. The versatile forward made two foul shots and a pullup jumper before finding Shaquille Harrison for a layup. He then scored six straight points, converting a layup and two jumpers.

Chicago Bulls forward Lauri Markkanen (24) drives on Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond (0) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, March 10, 2019, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

LaVine added two more layups to make it 53-37 with 4:50 left in the first half. The Bulls shot 65 percent (28 for 43) on their way to a 66-49 lead at the break.

“It’s frustrating but we need to stick together and try to look at the positives,” Markkanen said. “We did have a really good first half and we can build on that.”

GETTING IT DONE

The 6-foot-11 Drummond went 9 for 15 from the field in his 17th straight double-double — the longest active streak in the NBA. He also blocked two shots and grabbed three steals.

“He played the entire second half because we were searching for that intensity,” Casey said. “He protected the rim. He got in there, he rebounded some tough rebounds and got some buckets for us down the stretch.”

TIP-INS

Pistons: Led by Griffin, the Pistons went 16 for 21 from the field while outscoring the Bulls 43-24 in the fourth. … Luke Kennard scored 14 points. … Galloway went 3 for 3 from 3-point range.

Bulls: F Chandler Hutchison (right toe) had a follow-up scan on his foot this week that showed “good bone healing,” according to trainer Jeff Tanaka. The No. 22 pick in last year’s draft hasn’t played since Jan. 25, and could miss the rest of the season. Tanaka said Hutchison will get another scan in two weeks.

UP NEXT

Pistons: Go right back on the road after Sunday’s game against Chicago, visiting the Brooklyn Nets on Monday night.

Bulls: After their trip to Detroit, the Bulls return home to face LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday night.

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Len Scores 28, Hawks Hold On To Beat Bulls 123-118

CHICAGO (AP) — Alex Len scored a season-high 28 points and the Atlanta Hawks held on to beat the Chicago Bulls 123-118 on Sunday.

Len finished three points shy of his career high. He also made a personal-best five 3-pointers.

Atlanta Hawks center Dewayne Dedmon (14) shoots against Chicago Bulls center Robin Lopez (42) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, March. 3, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)

Trae Young scored 18 before getting ejected early in the third quarter for taunting Chicago’s Kris Dunn. And the Hawks got some payback for a 168-161 quadruple overtime loss at home two nights earlier.

Lauri Markkanen led Chicago with 19 points, though he shot just 6 of 21. Antonio Blakeney scored 17, but the Bulls came up short after winning five of six.

The two teams went down to the wire again, coming off the third highest scoring game in NBA history.

The Hawks had to sweat out this one after leading most of the way.

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – MARCH 03: Lauri Markkanen #24 of the Chicago Bulls tries to get off a shot against (L-R) Dewayne Dedmon #14, Kent Bazemore #24 and Alex Poythress #22 of the Atlanta Hawks at the United Center on March 03, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. The Hawks defeated the Bulls 123-118. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Markkanen hit two free throws to cut it to 118-117 with 1:14 remaining before Atlanta’s Kevin Huerter answered with a floater. With fans ready to let out a deafening roar, Dunn missed a wide-open 3 from the wing with 21 seconds remaining.

Huerter then missed two free throws with 15.7 seconds left. Chicago’s Wayne Selden got the rebound. But after a timeout, Markkanen missed a 3 from the top of the key.

The Hawks’ Kent Bazemore got the rebound, then hit one of two free throws to make it a four-point game with 7.7 seconds remaining.

Chicago Bulls guard Ryan Arcidiacono (51) shoots against Atlanta Hawks guard Justin Anderson, left, during the second half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, March 3, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)

TIP-INS

Hawks: F John Collins missed his second game in a row because of flu-like symptoms and did not travel with the team. … F Omari Spellman could miss the remainder of the season because of a high left ankle sprain. Spellman was helped to the locker room late in the third quarter of Friday’s quadruple-overtime loss to the Bulls at home. He had an MRI on Saturday. The Hawks said he will be re-evaluated in a month, and coach Lloyd Pierce wasn’t sure if Spellman will return this season. “That one’s tough,” Pierce said. “He sprained it very (badly). It’s a legit ordeal.” The No. 30 overall pick in last year’s draft, Spellman is averaging 5.9 points and 4.2 rebounds. … F Taurean Prince, awaiting the birth of his second child, missed the game.

Bulls: The Bulls held out F Otto Porter Jr. for precautionary reasons after he played 54 minutes on Friday. He recently missed a game because of a strained lower left leg.

UP NEXT

Hawks: At Miami on Monday night.

Bulls: At Indiana on Tuesday night.

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Markkanen, LaVine Help Bulls Outlast Hawks 168-161 In 4 OTs

ATLANTA (AP) — Lauri Markkanen made three free throws to give Chicago the lead for good, Zach LaVine scored a career-high 47 points and the Bulls overcame Trae Young’s career-high 49 points to beat the Atlanta Hawks 168-161 in four overtimes Friday night.

Markkanen finished with 31 points with 17 rebounds. He snapped a 159-all tie by making the three free throws after he was fouled by Alex Len.

Young, the rookie who played almost 56 minutes, had his third straight game of setting or matching his career scoring high after back-to-back games with 36 points. He had 16 assists, eight rebounds and nine turnovers.

Young and DeAndre Bembry had turnovers in the final 30 seconds of the third overtime, preventing the Hawks from an opportunity to snap a 155-all tie.

Ryan Arcidiacono’s 3-pointer forced the third overtime.

The Bulls have won five of six.

LaVine’s 3-pointer gave Chicago a 139-138 lead with 1:31 remaining in the first overtime. Following Young’s errant pass for a turnover, Wayne Selden made one of two free throws to increase the lead to two points.

Young’s tiebreaking, step-back 3-pointer with 2.2 seconds remaining in regulation forced the first overtime. The rookie’s last-second layup tied it at 140 to force the second overtime.

Chicago led 99-88 early in the fourth period before Atlanta rallied. Young’s steal and basket sparked a string of 11 straight points for a 121-116 lead.

The Bulls have the NBA’s youngest roster with an average age of 24.1 years. The Hawks made their own statement about youth by starting three rookies. Omari Spellman moved into the lineup as the third rookie, joining Young and Kevin Huerter.

Hawks forward John Collins, who scored 35 points in an overtime win over Minnesota on Wednesday night, was held out because of flu-like symptoms. Collins was told to rest at home as the team tried to protect other players from becoming ill.

Spellman started for Collins but didn’t return after he was helped to the locker room with a sprained left ankle late in the third quarter.

There was a delay with 8:49 remaining when Huerter had a hard fall under the Bulls’ basket and didn’t immediately return to his feet. Huerter walked off the court without assistance and returned to the game.

Otto Porter Jr. had 31 points and 10 rebounds for Chicago.

Len had 24 points and 10 rebounds, and Dewayne Dedmon had 14 points and 12 rebounds.

TIP-INS

Bulls: LaVine narrowly missed a triple-double, finishing with nine rebounds and nine assists. … Markkanen had only four points while making only two of seven shots in the first half before finishing strong for his 11th straight game with at least 20 points and his career-best fifth straight double-double. He regrouped quickly with 11 third-quarter points.

Hawks: Young is the first Atlanta player to be named rookie of the month three times since Al Horford in 2007-08. Young won top rookie honors for the Eastern Conference in November, January and February. … F B.J. Johnson, who has played in 38 games with Lakeland of the G League, was signed to a 10-day contract but did not play.

UP NEXT

The Hawks visit the Bulls on Sunday to end the four-game season series. The Bulls have won two of the first three.

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LaVine Scores Career-High 42 As Bulls Top Celtics 126-116

CHICAGO (AP) — Zach LaVine scored a career-high 42 points, Lauri Markkanen finished with a personal-best 35 points and 15 rebounds, and the Chicago Bulls got some payback for the most lopsided loss in franchise history with a 126-116 victory over the Boston Celtics on Saturday night.

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – FEBRUARY 23: Zach LaVine #8 of the Chicago Bulls goes up for a dunk over Terry Rozier #12 of the Boston Celtics at the United Center on February 23, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

LaVine surpassed his previous high of 41 points at New York on Nov. 5.

Markkanen, whose high coming in was 33 against the Knicks last season, became the fourth Chicago player in 10 years to score 20 or more in eight straight games. And the Bulls returned the favor for a 133-77 beating at the United Center in December that was also the biggest romp in the Celtics’ storied history.

Kyrie Irving led Boston with 37 points and 10 assists. Al Horford scored 19, but the Celtics lost for the fourth time in six games.

The Bulls went on an 18-3 run to start the second quarter, wiping out a five-point deficit, and led by as much as 15 in the first half before taking a 64-51 lead to the locker room.

They scored eight straight early in the third to go up 72-53, Robin Lopez’s hook and floater capping that spurt. Markkanen’s 3 made it 87-62 with 6:25 left in the period, and the Bulls withstood a push down the stretch.

Irving hit a 3 to cut it to 94-86 early in the fourth. But Markkanen answered with one of his own, then drove for a three-point play to make it a 14-point game with 9:28 remaining.

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – FEBRUARY 23: Lauri Markkanen #24 of the Chicago Bulls shoots over Jayson Tatum #0 of the Boston Celtics at the United Center on February 23, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

TIP-INS

Celtics: Coach Brad Stevens had positive reviews for Northwestern’s renovated Welsh-Ryan Arena, after the Celtics practiced there on Friday. “I’ve always thought it’s fun to go to different places and sometimes it’s an opportunity to see something new, be in a new gym. With (Northwestern coach Chris Collins’) connection with our Duke players I knew that would be fun. I know a lot of guys on that staff and have a couple friends on the football staff as well. We had an extra time to come.” Collins played at Duke and was a longtime assistant there before taking the Northwestern job in 2013. He was on Mike Krzyzewski’s staff for Irving’s lone season there in 2010-11. Jayson Tatum — in his second season — also played at Duke. Stevens made two visits to Northwestern when he coached Butler.

Bulls: F Otto Porter Jr. sat out the second half because of a strained lower left leg. … Chicago Bears coach Matt Nagy got a standing ovation when he was shown seated along the baseline during a timeout late in the first half.

UP NEXT

Celtics: Visit the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday.

Bulls: Host the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday.

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Wizards Beat Bulls 134-125 In 1st Meeting Since Trade

CHICAGO (AP) — Bradley Beal scored 31 points to help the Washington Wizards beat the Chicago Bulls 134-125 on Saturday night in the first meeting between the teams since they swapped three forwards in a multiplayer trade.

The Wizards got Jabari Parker, Bobby Portis and a protected 2023 second-round pick from the Bulls on Wednesday for Otto Porter Jr. Parker scored 20 points and Portis had 10 points and 12 rebounds against their former team, helping Washington to a 64-38 advantage in bench points.

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – FEBRUARY 09: Wayne Selden #14 of the Chicago Bulls shoots against Bobby Portis #5 and Jabari Parker #12 of the Washington Wizards at the United Center on February 09, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Parker and Portis hugged after they were pulled from the game in the final minute.

Washington shot 58 percent (55 for 95) from the field and placed seven players in double figures in the opener of a four-game road trip. Chassan Randle also scored 20 points, and Trevor Ariza finished with 19.

Zach LaVine scored 26 points for Chicago, which kicked off a three-game homestand with its seventh loss in nine games. Lauri Markkanen had 20 points and 11 rebounds, and Porter finished with 17 points on 6-for-15 shooting.

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – FEBRUARY 09: Otto Porter Jr. #22 of the Chicago Bulls shoots over Bradley Beal #3 of the Washington Wizards at the United Center on February 09, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

The Bulls trailed by 17 early in the second half, but Ryan Arcidiacono made two foul shots to trim Washington’s lead to 108-102 with 10:57 left in the fourth. But the Wizards responded with a 12-2 run.

Parker opened the sequence with a driving dunk and Randle made a 3-pointer to make it 120-104 with 6:10 remaining.

TIP-INS

Wizards: F Jeff Green departed in the first half with left hip tightness.

Bulls: C Robin Lopez was assessed a flagrant foul for pushing Thomas Bryant while going for a rebound with 8.2 seconds left in the first half.

UP NEXT

Wizards: Visit the Detroit Pistons on Monday night. They split their first two matchups of the season.

Bulls: Host Milwaukee on Monday night. The Bucks have won the last four games in the series.

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