The Chicago Bulls defeated the Washington Wizards, 126-120, in overtime at United Center on Wednesday night.
The Bulls (21-52) got off to a quick start by forging a 35-28 first-quarter lead, but the game was knotted at 60 by intermission. Fittingly, the game continued as a see-saw affair throughout the second half, and Bradley Beal sent the contest into overtime with a jumper at the 2.4-second mark of the fourth period. However, Chicago opened the extra period on a 5-0 run and eventually outscored Washington by a 13-7 margin for the victory.
Jabari Parker led the way for the Wizards with 28 points, adding six rebounds, three assists, two blocks and one steal. Beal delivered 27 points, seven rebounds, seven assists, three steals and two blocks. Tomas Satoransky managed 16 points, seven assists, five rebounds and three steals. Bobby Portis posted 15 points, five rebounds, three assists and two blocks. Jeff Green provided 10 points, five rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block. Trevor Ariza managed six points, two rebounds and two assists across 14 minutes before exiting with a groin injury.
Lauri Markkanen paced the Bulls with 32 points, complementing them with 13 rebounds, five assists and one block. Kris Dunn turned in a 26-point, 13-assist double-double that also included six rebounds and two steals. Shaquille Harrison registered 18 points, six rebounds and four steals. Cristiano Felicio totaled 15 points, six rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block. Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot contributed 13 points, four boards, three assists and two steals.
The Wizards head back home to face the Denver Nuggets on Thursday evening, while the Bulls remain home and take on the Utah Jazz at Saturday night.