Chicago Bulls: Takeaways from 126-114 loss to the Wizards magic

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Bradley Beal and the Washington Wizards cast a spell onto Zach LaVine and the Chicago Bulls to hand the team a 126-114 loss on Tuesday night.

Here’s a look at some of the highlights from the third of four meetings between the Chicago Bulls and the Washington Wizards.

It was a bit of a battle down the stretch between two teams vying for the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference playoff picture.

The game didn’t always seem like a close contest.

At one point, the Wizards led by as many as 21 points. This is not to say the game didn’t get interesting down the stretch.

The matchup of the game to watch out for was between LaVine and Beal. Both stars found themselves on the outside looking in when the 2020 NBA All-Star selections were announced in recent weeks. Neither Zach LaVine or Bradley Beal would disappoint when their teams faced one another. They both found ways to shine during the game in one way or another, even as the Wizards would get the win at home. For one thing, LaVine capped off the night with 41 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists. As for Beal, he paired 30 points with 4 rebounds and 7 assists.

It’s important to note it didn’t always appear the Wizards had the game in the bag. At times, it felt like the momentum could have shifted in favor of the Bulls. This feeling did not last very long.

Even with Zach LaVine leading the Bulls to a fourth quarter comeback rally, things didn’t pan out according to plan. The Bulls’ loss to the Wizards makes for six in a row for the team heading into NBA All-Star Weekend.

In case you missed it, here’s a look at some of the moments that defined Tuesday night’s game between the Bulls and the Wizards.

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