On Feb. 23, the Chicago Bulls took down the Washington Wizards to break a lengthy losing streak. That was an eight-game losing streak that the Bulls ended when they were able to put together a huge third quarter to beat the Wizards. Combo guard Tomas Satoransky and rookie center Daniel Gafford both had solid contributions for the starting five, but weren’t the namesakes in this game.
This game was not necessarily the best team that the Bulls were able to beat all season, but it was one where they got a number of special performances and feats in the same night. It was by far the most memorable among the three wins that the Bulls notched over the Wizards this season. There was one loss in this series mixed in too.
A good place to start is how the Bulls managed to overcome a huge night from the Wizards star shooting guard Bradley Beal, who posted 53 points, five rebounds, four assists, two steals, and one block. He did all that while shooting 55.6 percent from the field, 45.5 percent from beyond the arc, and hit 18-of-20 free-throw attempts.
The Bulls countered the 53 points from Beal by shooting guard Zach LaVine putting up 32, forward Thaddeus Young with 23, and rookie point guard Coby White with a team-high 33. This also happened to be the second straight night where White posted a career-best 33 points. He did the same on Feb. 22, but it amounted in a loss to the Phoenix Suns.