Facts are facts and the Wizards have blown opportunity after opportunity over the last few weeks.
They lost to a shorthanded Bulls team before going on a four game winning streak last month. They blew two leads to the Indiana Pacers and Portland Trailblazers in games they absolutely needed to have for their playoff push. They had two downright embarrassing losses to the Denver Nuggets and Utah Jazz over a difficult west coast trip weekend.
But, again, facts are facts and the Wizards have a chance to gain some ground with a win against the Chicago Bulls. They've shown us nothing that says they will do so, but this game is here for the taking. The Wizards are 2.5 games behind the Chicago Bulls and Detroit Pistons for the 8th seed. If they're serious about making the postseason, this game against the Bulls is crucial.
No, we should not expect another historic performance like Monday's game against Detroit, but that same focus and attention to detail should be there. But, after such an inconsistent season, it remains to be seen if we'll actually see it.
Lets get into the logistics.
When - 7 p.m. EST
Where - The Verizon Center, Washington, D.C.
TV - CSN Washington
Radio - 99.1 WNEW
Both Derrick Rose and Mike Dunleavy Jr. are questionable for tomorrow's game with a groin injury and a stomach virus, respectively. Jimmy Butler is probable and Pau Gasol is out.
Both Bradley Beal and Alan Anderson are listed as questionable for tomorrow's game on the Wizards' end.
Metro is also out tonight. Find an alternate transportation if you're going to the game.
Wizard Killer of the night
Aaron Brooks because he always is. Brooks has always given the Wizards trouble with his ability to get into the paint at will and his quickness. His numbers haven't always been great, but his impact has always been felt. He's a streaky shooter with the ability to create for himself and others.
He's not an efficient player by any means, but most Wizards Killers are not. They're players that you least expect to take over a game, but John Wall has always had difficulty defending small, lightning quick guards and Brooks fits that mold. Hopefully he doesn't have himself a good game tomorrow.