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After two straight lackluster performances, the Wizards will try to right the ship against the Bulls

Chicago Bulls v Washington Wizards
Rui Hachimura shoots a free throw against the Bulls
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The Wizards have lost their last two games by a combined 49 points. Tonight at 8 p.m. ET, the Wizards (5-15) will look to break that pattern when they take on the Chicago Bulls (9-13). As usual, the game will be on NBC Sports Washington.

The Bulls are 5-5 over their last 10, the Wizards are 3-7. Neither are particularly great basketball teams but the Bulls at least appear to have a plan in place and are building toward something.

Zach LaVine is a tier down from Bradley Beal in the scoring department but he’s still a “bucket” as the kids say (the kids do still say that, right?). Rookie Patrick Williams has notched 36 points and 17 rebounds over his last two games and appears to be a real find. Coby White, Lauri Markkanen, and Wendell Carter all appear to be at least solid NBA contributors.

Things on the Wizards side are considerably less clear. Bradley Beal said the team has “no dog” in them. Scott Brooks said they spend too much time playing video games and not enough time watching film. They are likely without Russell Westbrook tonight on the second night of a back-to-back. In summary, the Wizards are doing what the Wizards do.

To be fair, this is exactly the kind of game the Wizards typically win. Just when fans are as down on them as they can be, they surprise you and win a game just to keep that shred of hope alive.

Chicago Bulls v Washington Wizards
Otto Porter Jr. and Bradley Beal
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