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Bulls vs. Wizards: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions – NBA Sports

The Chicago Bulls (23-10) play against the Washington Wizards (17-17) at Capital One Arena

Game Time: 7:00 PM EST on Saturday January 1, 2022

Chicago Bulls 11, Washington Wizards 10 (Q1 08:24)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins
Daniel Gafford has picked up his second foul with 8:41 remaining in the first quarter. DeMar DeRozan drew both fouls away from the basket. – 7:17 PM
Neil Dalal @NeilDalal96
Should be a good crowd at Capital One Arena for Wizards-Bulls, but also a good number of Chicago fans – 7:09 PM
Chuck Swirsky @ctsbulls
Bulls ball is rolling ⁦@670TheScore⁩ ⁦@Audacy⁩ ⁦@Chicago Bulls⁩ radio network pic.twitter.com/i8mXu0GTN67:08 PM

Montrezl Harrell @MONSTATREZZ
Here we go tip off in #TheDistrict7:06 PM
Neil Dalal @NeilDalal96
Jaime Echenique rocking a crisp haircut a couple days after making history as the first Colombian born NBA player – 7:03 PM
Chicago Bulls @chicagobulls
Your phone is fine… Airplane Mode is just warming up 🔥
@MOR_Docs | @Derrick Jones Jr. pic.twitter.com/fohnKoNo0A7:03 PM

Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
Wizards’ starters vs. Bulls:
Beal, Kispert, KCP, Kuzma, Gafford
So, no traditional point guard, given all the guys in protocol. – 6:50 PM
Ava Wallace @avarwallace
Another start for Kispert tonight against the Bulls. Wizards going with:
Beal
Kispert
KCP
Kuzma
Gafford – 6:39 PM
Chicago Bulls @chicagobulls
Derrick Jones Jr. is getting the start tonight in DC.
@FirstAlert | #BullsNation pic.twitter.com/aomO1pJ4Lj6:30 PM

Chicago Bulls @chicagobulls
Getting ready for the first Bulls game of 2022 💪
@betwayusa | #GetItLocked pic.twitter.com/bmfv6dCwgw6:29 PM

Neil Dalal @NeilDalal96
The burner accounts trashing Deni Avdija are already the funniest thing I’ve seen in 2022
He can’t even legally drink in the US for 30 more hours yet he’s already a “bust” 😂 – 6:23 PM
Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
Happy New Year, everyone. It’s Wizards-Bulls at 7 pm on @NBCSWashington.
I’ve got video of Daniel Gafford and Deni Avdija’s warm-up, plus 3 keys with help from special guest @zacikuma: pic.twitter.com/i8GzVtovtn6:16 PM

Chuck Swirsky @ctsbulls
The history of the Wizards. pic.twitter.com/ALl2dJXkqm6:03 PM

Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins
Talk about a whirlwind day. Guard Tremont Waters, signed by the Wizards today to a 10-day contract, had a 4 a.m, flight to Washington, followed by a required test. He had a two-hour window to take a nap before the Wizards’ walkthrough at the arena. – 6:01 PM
Washington Wizards @WashWizards
Saturday night hoops start in 6⃣0⃣ minutes!
📍 @CapitalOneArena
🎙 @Team980
📺 @NBCSWashington
#DCAboveAll | @CapitalOne6:00 PM
Washington Wizards @WashWizards
Which fit would you wear?
#DCAboveAll | @MichelobULTRA pic.twitter.com/DyiljkHZwZ5:50 PM

Mike McGraw @McGrawDHSports
Fleming says Billy Donovan addressed the team via Zoom this morning. #Bulls5:36 PM
Julia Poe @byjuliapoe
The Bulls are also “pretty hopeful” that Lonzo Ball and Alfonzo McKinnie will be able to return to team practice at the start of next week, Fleming said.
Neither player traveled this week as the Bulls took a reduced group on the road, but they are out of protocols. – 5:36 PM
Rob Schaefer @rob_schaef
Chris Fleming said Bulls are “pretty hopeful” Lonzo Ball and Alfonzo McKinnie will be back with team early next week. Nothing definitive on status for games yet
Both are out of protocols and reconditioning, according to today’s injury report, but didn’t travel for IND/WAS trip – 5:34 PM
Mike McGraw @McGrawDHSports
Fleming says hope is to have Lonzo & Alfonzo back “early in the week.” Both are out of protocols. #Bulls5:33 PM
Julia Poe @byjuliapoe
Javonte Green will likely be out tonight after tweaking his groin.
Chris Fleming says the team needs to get back to Chicago before they can assess his status and providing a recovery timeline. – 5:32 PM
KC Johnson @KCJHoop
Javonte Green is likely out vs. Wizards, per Chris Fleming. – 5:31 PM
KC Johnson @KCJHoop
Wizards coach Wes Unseld Jr. interviewed for the Bulls’ head coaching job and spent close to 5 seasons with Arturas Karnisovas in Denver. In response to @Chuck Swirsky in-person question, Unseld via Zoom from DC said he and Karnisovas “had a lot of good conversations.” – 5:27 PM
Neil Dalal @NeilDalal96
Wizards newest point guard Tremont Waters getting in his pre-game warmup early with assistant coach Zach Guthrie who usually works with Raul Neto and Aaron Holiday – 5:11 PM
Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
Tonight is the first game between the Wizards and Bulls since the March trade that sent Daniel Gafford to D.C. and former 1st round pick Troy Brown Jr. to Chicago. – 5:10 PM
Mike McGraw @McGrawDHSports
Should #Bulls start Jordan Bell at PF tonight vs. Wizards? – 5:04 PM
Washington Wizards @WashWizards
Check the shirt 👀
Did you vote for @Bradley Beal for #NBAAllStar today?
#DCAboveAll | @MichelobULTRA pic.twitter.com/Wy9geveAMq5:02 PM

Ava Wallace @avarwallace
Omer Yurtseven and Mac McClung in the same week, absolutely nothing new about this year pic.twitter.com/NM1Am92ISq4:57 PM

Mike McGraw @McGrawDHSports
Wizards will be short-handed at guard tonight. Beal & KCP expected to play, but Dinwiddie, Neto, Wanamaker and Aaron Holiday all out. Harrell, Bertans also out. #Bulls4:55 PM
Rod Boone @rodboone
Miles Bridges and PJ Washington have cleared the league’s health and safety protocols and are questionable to play in the #Hornets game against Phoenix tomorrow. Could be a big boost for them going into a stretch of 3 games in 4 nights. – 4:54 PM
Charlotte Hornets PR @HornetsPR
UPDATE: @Charlotte Hornets vs. PHX 1/2
Miles Bridges and PJ Washington have cleared NBA Health and Safety Protocols and the team will have the following injury update for tomorrow:
Bridges/Washington (return from H&S Protocols) questionable
Carey Jr./Lewis (H&S Protocols) out
#AllFly4:53 PM
Mike McGraw @McGrawDHSports
Javonte Green now listed as out tonight with right adductor strain. #Bulls4:50 PM
Washington Wizards @WashWizards
Start 2022 with us!
Get your tickets to a January home game 🎟
#DCAboveAll | @Ticketmaster4:45 PM
Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
With the addition of Tremont Waters, the Wizards currently have 6 replacement players, including Brad Wanamaker who is now in protocol. Guard Jordan Schakel, though, is not getting a second 10-day contract, I’m told. Might be an indication they expect others to be cleared soon. – 4:40 PM
Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
The Wizards are hosting the Bulls tonight and Chicago is 16-2 when DeMar DeRozan scores more than 25 points. I’m guessing we’ll see Deni Avdija get that assignment for at least some of the game. – 4:34 PM
Chicago Bulls @chicagobulls
Coby’s last three games 📈
50% shooting
52.2% from three
@Calamos | #BullsNation pic.twitter.com/8XTF0xkTTQ4:28 PM

Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski
I don’t normally “look forward” to any particular regular season game. Too much can affect whether it actually is played under the circumstances most would hope for.
That said: That first #Bucks#Bulls game Jan. 21 can’t get here soon enough. – 4:19 PM
Washington Wizards @WashWizards
December’s finest plays 🙌
#DCAboveAll | @Energix_US pic.twitter.com/XsKd2eaeJ44:10 PM

Sam Smith @SamSmithHoops
The Bulls used 2021 to alter their arc; will they also be a model for the future of the NBA? Quite the year.
on.nba.com/3eEK7Mn4:05 PM
Washington Wizards @WashWizards
📰 OFFICIAL: We’ve signed guard Tremont Waters to a 10-day contract via the NBA Hardship Exception provisions. #DCAboveAll
Waters averaged 17.5 points and 6.5 assists in 13 @nbagleague games this season. – 4:01 PM
Washington Wizards @WashWizards
Kyle Kuzma recorded a 91.3 defensive rating Thursday vs. Cleveland, his fourth-best rating of the season.
#DCAboveAll | @DXCTechnology pic.twitter.com/YJcYLvGnSm3:30 PM

Chicago Bulls @chicagobulls
So much can change in just one year.
A new era of Bulls basketball was born in 2021.
🗓 | @Sam Smith‘ Year in Review: – 3:14 PM
KC Johnson @KCJHoop
Michael Jordan (16 times), Scottie Pippen (twice), Derrick Rose (twice) and Jimmy Butler (once) are the only Bulls to win Player of Month awards.
DeMar DeRozan and Zach LaVine did their part in December to try to change that.
Story for @NBCSChicago: nbcsports.com/chicago/bulls/…3:00 PM
Washington Wizards @WashWizards
We’ve been hot from the floor lately.
#DCAboveAll | @CaesarsSports pic.twitter.com/Zb8SE7ke1y3:00 PM

KC Johnson @KCJHoop
So which Bull is winning Eastern Conference player of month?
DeRozan 29.3 ppg; 5.6 apg; 4.3 rpg; 51.5% FG; 62.5 3PT% (including GW); 85.1% FT; 8-0 record
LaVine 27.8 ppg; 6.1 apg; 5 rpg; 52.9% FG; 47.7 3PT%; 80.4% FT; 7-2 record – 2:31 PM
Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
I will respectfully ask those criticizing his bowl game decision to lay off future Washington Football Team quarterback Kenny Pickett. – 2:31 PM
Washington Wizards @WashWizards
Explosive scorers going at it tonight!
#DCAboveAll | @CapitalOne pic.twitter.com/nEzOR3lSz92:30 PM

Chuck Swirsky @ctsbulls
The Chicago Bulls announced that the team has signed guard Mac McClung to a second 10-day contract.
In one appearance with the team during his first 10-day vs. Atlanta on Dec. 29, 2021, McClung scored two points in two minute – 2:21 PM
Chicago Bulls @chicagobulls
Roster Update: We have signed Mac McClung to a second 10-day contract. pic.twitter.com/Eut4dpHkUG2:19 PM

Josh Martin @LonzoWire
McClung earns himself 10 more days with the Bulls on a hardship contract. lonzowire.usatoday.com/2022/01/01/bul…2:04 PM
Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Kuzma says “damn right” he dapped up Mobley after up-and-under nba.nbcsports.com/2022/01/01/kuz…2:01 PM
Justin Kubatko @jkubatko
📅 On this day in 2012, Jimmy Butler made his NBA debut with the @Chicago Bulls.
Butler has been named to one of the All-NBA teams for three different franchises.
The only players with more such selections are Shaquille O’Neal and Chris Paul (four franchises each). pic.twitter.com/XEsO5ZZ4lV2:01 PM

Rob Schaefer @rob_schaef
Lonzo Ball reacting to DeMar DeRozan’s game-winner from home (via IG stories)
“Don’t lie Deebo, you know you ain’t see the time!”
(DeMar admitted as much postgame) pic.twitter.com/2XBhWHz5XI1:59 PM

Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins
The Wizards’ up-to-date injury report for tonight’s game against the Bulls: Davis Bertans (non-COVID illness) is out. These 7 players are in league protocols & are out: Thomas Bryant, Spencer Dinwiddie, Rui Hachimura, Montrezl Harrell, Aaron Holiday, Raul Neto & Brad Wanamaker. – 1:53 PM
Chuck Swirsky @ctsbulls
Bulls NBA Injury Report. OUT: Ball, Bradley, Caruso, Simonovic, Williams. Doubtful: Green- right adductor strain. – 1:53 PM
Sam Smith @SamSmithHoops
Did you see De way DeMar Deprived and Depressed De Pacers at 2021’s Denouement to further Destabilize NBA narratives while Destroying Bulls Demons and perhaps welcoming a new DeMVP?
on.nba.com/32LbEsF1:41 PM
Spencer Dinwiddie @SDinwiddie_25
Happy New Year! Not really a resolution type of guy, but what are some good ones y’all got in mind? – 1:28 PM
Neil Dalal @NeilDalal96
Wizards (18-17) only a 2-point underdog to the Bulls (23-10), despite 5 rotation players out.
Chicago coming off a win last night in Indiana so have to try and take advantage of tired legs. – 1:18 PM
KC Johnson @KCJHoop
Bulls list Javonte Green doubtful vs. Wizards with right adductor strain.
Lonzo Ball and Alfonzo McKinnie are both out of protocols but listed as out as they return to conditioning. Acting head coach Chris Fleming said yesterday that none of the players in protocols traveled – 1:10 PM
Chicago Bulls @chicagobulls
Happy New Year! Back at it tonight!
📺: @NBCSChicago
📻: @670TheScore pic.twitter.com/mQ2YGQddE81:00 PM

Josh Martin @LonzoWire
The Bulls got the last second victory in Indiana on a one-legged 3-pointer from DeMar DeRozan. lonzowire.usatoday.com/lists/nba-twit…1:00 PM


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