Here are five plays or moments from the Washington Wizards' 101-99 win over the Chicago Bulls at the Verizon Center on Tuesday night that are worth revisiting...
1. The Wizards were slow out of the gate in the first half despite playing a Bulls team that was missing three of their best players in Jimmy Butler (illness), Dwyane Wade (rest) and Nikola Mirotic (illness). Chicago handled them thoroughly early on and jumped out to a 61-49 lead at halftime.
It was a start to forget for the Wizards, but they did have some moments in the first two quarters, including this alley-oop from John Wall to Kelly Oubre, Jr. It was one of Wall's 12 assists on the night:
2. Wall also had 26 points with a lot of them coming on tough plays at the rim. Wall was attacking the basket at will, drawing content and converting on Tuesday. Here are two such plays:
3. On one play in the fourth quarter, Wall got to the rim on a fastbreak but missed off the glass. Thankfully, Markieff Morris was right there waiting to clean it up for a putback slam:
4. Wall saved his best for last. With just five seconds left, he hit this leaning jumper for the go-ahead shot:
5. It turns out Wall had a little extra motivation to close out the Bulls. He really, really did not like when Bulls rookie Denzel Valentine danced following a fourth quarter three-pointer:
Wall said after the game that he went over to Valentine following a timeout and told him that he 'woke a monster:'
Ooh. That's cold-blooded. Why don't we end on a lighter note with this Bradley Beal videobomb of Wall during his postgame interview with CSN:
Just another fun night at the Verizon Center, where the Wizards have now won 10 straight, their longest home winning streak since 2006.