The Chicago Bulls will be in the nation’s capital again when they face the Washington Wizards on New Year’s Eve in the NBA. The Bulls have a 1-3 record after beating the Wizards on Wednesday. Head coach Billy Donovan is figuring out which players he can count on as he tries to lead the Bulls back to the playoffs.
The Wizards are looking for some payback against the Bulls. Washington’s 0-4 record is bewildering because they have two All-Stars in Russell Westbrook and Bradley Beal in their backcourt. They’ve had a couple of close games but they have been unable to finish the job.
Will the Washington Wizards get their revenge on the Chicago Bulls? Or will the Bulls get their second win of the season at the Wizards’ expense?
We’ll find out soon enough.
Chicago Bulls: Team News
Chicago Bulls power forward Lauri Markkanen is listed as questionable (bruised left calf) for Thursday’s matchup against the Washington Wizards. Markkanen didn't join the team practice on Wednesday. He was back in the starting lineup last Tuesday but only played 19 minutes in their win over the Wizards.
The 23-year-old forward aggravated his calf injury late in the first half and exited the game early into the third quarter. If Markkanen doesn't play, Thaddeus Young, Otto Porter, and Patrick Williams may be given more minutes. The Bulls hold a 1-3 record heading into Thursday's game.
Doubtful: Lauri Markkanen
Washington Wizards: Team News
The Washington Wizards are facing the Chicago Bulls once more on Thursday. Power forward Rui Hachimura is listed as active for the rematch. The Wizards look to end their 0-4 start with a victory against their Eastern Conference opponent.
At what time will Chicago Bulls vs Washington Wizards commence?
USA: 31st December 2020, 5:00 PM (Eastern Time)
India: 1st January 2021, 3:30 AM (Indian Standard Time)