Bulls forward Otto Porter Jr. (22) goes to the basket against the Wizards.

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Wizards Top Bulls, 134-125

Chicago has lost a franchise-record 10 straight home games.

February 09, 2019 - 9:37 pm

CHICAGO (AP) — Bradley Beal scored 31 points to help the Washington Wizards beat the Chicago Bulls, 134-125, on Saturday night in the first meeting between the teams since they swapped three forwards in a multiplayer trade.

The Wizards got Jabari Parker, Bobby Portis and a protected 2023 second-round pick from the Bulls on Wednesday for Otto Porter Jr. Parker scored 20 points and Portis had 10 points and 12 rebounds against their former team, helping Washington to a 64-38 advantage in bench points.

Parker and Portis hugged after they were pulled from the game in the final minute.

Washington shot 58 percent (55-for-95) from the field and placed seven players in double figures in the opener of a four-game road trip. Chassan Randle also scored 20 points, and Trevor Ariza finished with 19.

Zach LaVine scored 26 points for Chicago, which kicked off a three-game homestand with its seventh loss in nine games. Lauri Markkanen had 20 points and 11 rebounds, and Porter finished with 17 points on 6-for-15 shooting.

The Bulls trailed by 17 early in the second half, but Ryan Arcidiacono made two foul shots to trim Washington's lead to 108-102 with 10:57 left in the fourth. But the Wizards responded with a 12-2 run.

Parker opened the sequence with a driving dunk and Randle made a 3-pointer to make it 120-104 with 6:10 remaining.


Wizards: F Jeff Green departed in the first half with left hip tightness.

Bulls: C Robin Lopez was assessed a flagrant foul for pushing Thomas Bryant while going for a rebound with 8.2 seconds left in the first half.


Wizards: visit the Detroit Pistons on Monday night. They split their first two matchups of the season.

Bulls: host Milwaukee on Monday night. The Bucks have won the last four games in the series.

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