Kirk Hinrich


The last time the Wizards won a road game, it was Jan. 27 when they had to come back from a 19-point deficit to beat the Los Angeles Lakers.


The rivalry between the Wizards and the Chicago Bulls is a spirited one that has produced multiple fines, suspensions and an ejection since last season's playoffs.


The Wizards were more physical. Their defense was better. They played with a pace and had ball movement that put pressure on the Chicago Bulls for every second of the shot clock.


John Wall didn't attempt a single foul shot, even though he had a sizable shiner underneath his right eye with two deep scratches.


Maybe it's because Paul Pierce has been here before -- though not in D.C. -- that makes it easier for him to acknowledge the obvious about Tuesday's game vs.