Washington Wizards (14-46) At Chicago Bulls (45-14)
Monday, April 16, 2012
-Tonight’s game is the third and final meeting of the season between the Washington Wizards and Chicago Bulls. The Bulls currently lead the season series, 2-0.
-Last game versus Cleveland...The Wizards were defeated by the Cleveland Cavaliers, 98-89, on April 14th at Verizon Center...John Wall scored 19 points on 8-of-16 from the field, while adding nine assists...Jordan Crawford scored 18 points...Kevin Seraphin scored 15 points...Jan Vesely posted his second career double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds... James Singleton added 13 points.
-Last time versus Chicago…The Wizards fell to the Chicago Bulls, 98-88, on January 30th at Verizon Center...John Wall led the Wizards with 20 points and six assists...Nick Young scored 17 points and grabbed five rebounds...JaVale McGee tallied 16 points, nine rebounds and three blocks...Trevor Booker added 14 points on 7-of-9 from the field.
-Kevin Seraphin has scored 10 or more points in nine consecutive starts at center. The last Washington player to score 10 or more points in nine consecutive starts at center was Gheorghe Muresan. Muresan scored 10 or more points in 16 consecutive starts during the 1995-96 season. Seraphin has scored 10 or more points in 10 straight games overall.
-John Wall is averaging 15.5 points, 7.0 assists and 3.5 rebounds in two games versus the Bulls this season.
-Wizards-Bulls connections...The Wizards acquired current Atlanta Hawks guard Kirk Hinrich and the draft rights to Wizards forward Kevin Seraphin in exchange for the draft rights to Vladimir Veremeenko in 2010… Bulls guard Richard Hamilton was drafted by the Wizards with the 7th overall pick in the 1999 NBA Draft and averaged 15.7 points per game over three years (1999-2002)...Wizards forward Brian Cook is a native of Lincoln, Illinois and played collegiately at Illinois from 1999-2003.