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Wizards vs. Bulls preview: Wiz looks to reassert their place in the East against surging Bulls

The Wizards and Bulls are facing off on ESPN with the second best record in the Eastern Conference on the line.

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Where and when? The Wizards are on national TV tonight, so the game starts at 8 p.m. You can watch it on ESPN or CSN Washington, or join the #radioparty on 99.1 WNEW.

Who's out? Believe it or not, the Wizards and Bulls are both relatively healthy at the moment. The Wizards have everyone available, and the Bulls are only missing Mike Dunleavy Jr. and Doug McDermott

Are they good? We hope so. They have the same record as the Wizards.

What happened the first time they played this season? Derrick Rose happened, unfortunately:

Derrick Rose won the battle, but he conceded earlier today that John Wall is "probably" faster than him, so the momentum may be turning in the war.

The other guard battle tonight: As always, the key battle tonight will be between Derrick Rose and John Wall, but make sure you pay attention to Bradley Beal going up against Jimmy Butler as well. Beal has a winning record against Butler and has generally outplayed him head to head, including last season's playoff victory, but the tables have turned a bit this year. Butler is having a spectacular year that will likely lead to an All-Star selection, as he averages over 21 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists per game for the Bulls.

In their first meeting this season, Beal put up better scoring numbers, but the Bulls came out with the win. We'll see if the Beal can force Butler into another bad shooting night (he went 4-13 in the first meeting) and find a way to score enough to help Washington to a better outcome this time around.

Who's going to win? The Bulls, because what we predict usually doesn't happen.