WASHINGTON — The Bulls recorded their second straight road game victory, mauling the Washington Wizards 105-77. Derrick rose continued to make a devastatingly good case that he should be the league’s MVP scoring 21 points and being involved in some of the nights most spectacular plays. One of which involved Joakim Noah and a pass between Rose’s legs. Rose also threw an assist to Luol Deng who sunk one of his many threes as time expired in the first half.
“Thibs came in and talked to us, and was telling us we can’t let down against teams like this, where we’ve got to come out and play aggressive and have an edge,” said Rose, who had 21 points and nine assists. “You don’t never want to come into a game like this where you give them confidence.”
The Bulls did everything but let down.
And their edge was razor sharp.
Speaking of razor sharp, Luol Deng put together another lights out night putting up 21 points of his own. Carlos Boozer also recorded another double-double while Joakim Noah remained red hot snagging a double-double of his own with 19 points and 11 rebounds. It was also another occurrence where the Bulls were in a visiting arena, but the fans were decked out in red, white and black. And those fans, who came out in droves, were treated to a rare but much beloved event; a Brian Scalabrine sighting. Scalabrine came off the bech to score two points but it resulted in the droves of fans erupting in “SCA-LA-BREEE-NEE” chants.
The atmosphere was electric.
Which is in of itself, a rare occasion at the Verizon Center in Washington.
The Bulls match-up against the Hawks next in Atlanta for the first time this year on Wednesday.
Catch all the reaction and recaps on Bulls Talk tomorrow.