Wizards Shock Short-Handed Bulls

They’re playing out the string and only worried about the draft lottery. Not tonight.

The Wizards went into Chicago and beat the Bulls 87 to 84. The Bulls were without their two all-stars, Derrick Rose and Loul Deng, but that doesn’t make this win any less sweeter.

A depleted Wizards team with nothing to play for just beat a good basketball team in their building. That’s something to be proud of.

No time to waste, let’s get to some happy Bullets Points:

  • Tonight was all about Kevin Seraphin. Go back to the 2010 NBA Draft; do you remember what team originally drafted him? It wasn’t the Wizards. It was the Chicago Bulls. And tonight he made them pay. Seraphin had 21 points (10/19 FG), 13 rebounds, and 5 blocks in 43 minutes.
  • Washington hung around the entire game, but at one point in the fourth quarter they fell behind by 11 points. Just when you thought the hapless Wizards would fold, they went on a 13-0 run and retook the lead.
  • After being largely irrelevant for over a month, Mo Evans was big tonight for the Wizards. He scored 14 points, and made two big free-throws with less than 30 seconds remaining to stretch the Wizards’ lead to three.
  • Newly signed Mo Almond did not play.
  • James Singleton can play on the Wizards as long as he wants in my opinion. His toughness and defense stood out in a big way tonight down the stretch.
  • The man who thinks it’s only a bad shot if you miss took about 11 bad shots tonight by his math. Jordan Crawford went 2 for 13 from the field, and scored only 9 points while turning the ball over four times.
  • Shelvin Mack played really well in relief of John Wall in the fourth quarter. Then John Wall came back in to replace Jordan Crawford; playing with Mack in the backcourt. Mack struggled when Wall came back in, but I want to see more of that backcourt tandem. It shouldn’t be a problem for Mack being that he played off the ball a lot in college at Butler.
  • As I said in the beginning, Derrick Rose and Loul Deng were out with injuries for Chicago, but the Wizards were without Nene, Trevor Booker, Rashard Lewis (which is a good thing), and a guy that’s not with the team because he’s fat. So, take that Chicago.
  • Thanks in large part to Kevin Seraphin, the Wizards outscored the Bulls in the paint 48 to 22.
  • The Wizards also outscored the Bulls 20 to 2 in fast break points.
  • Tonight’s box score

We’ll get a day to bask in the glory of this victory before the Wizards take on the Milwaukee Bucks (29-31) on Wednesday at the Verizon Center for Military Appreciation night.

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