Wizards-Bulls instant analysis

Wizards-Bulls instant analysis
January 26, 2013, 9:00 pm
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A recap of the Washington Wizards 86-73 wins over the Chicago Bulls:

How it happened:

With a full roster at his disposal (outside of Cartier Martin) Randy Wittman has finally settled into a solid rotation. He was rewarded with a true team victory. The Wizards got contributions from all ten players who took the floor. Everyone scored at least four points and nobody scored more than 16.

After being in control for most of the game Chicago made a late run but the Wizards were able to fend them off. There was nothing fancy or flashy about the Wizards 11th win of the season and trust me that’s just fine with Wittman.

What it means:

The Wizards are proving that wins against Miami and Oklahoma City were no fluke. Although they are without Derrick Rose the Bulls are still one of the top teams in the Eastern Conference. Now that the Wizards are finally healthy everyone in Washington has to be wondering what if?

Key stat:

Although Chicago’s interior defense is anchored by newly anointed All-Star Joakim Noah the Wizards dominated the points in the paint battle. Emeka Okafor led the way with 15 points and 16 rebounds as Washington outscored Chicago 48-26 in the paint.

Important note:

Wizards are now 6-3 with John Wall in the line up.

What’s next:  The Wizards will seek out to avenge a 95-94 loss at the hands of the Sacramento Kings on Monday. This time DeMarcus Cousins and company will visit the Verizon Center where the Wizards have won five straight for the first time since 2008.  The Wizards will close out the month of January on Wednesday at Philadelphia.