Zach LaVine scored 24 points, including 11 straight in the third quarter, as the Chicago Bulls defeated the Washington Wizards 101-92 on Friday night.
Wendell Carter, Jr. had 17 points and 13 rebounds, and Lauri Markkanen added 14 points and 14 rebounds for the Bulls.
Bradley Beal led Washington with 34 points.
The Wizards played without John Wall, who was sidelined with a sore left heel. Washington coach Scott Brooks said that he found out during the morning shootaround that Wall would be unable to play, and said he would see a specialist.
Chicago took a 72-70 lead on a 3-pointer by Justin Holiday with 1:52 left in the third quarter.
LaVine, who was restricted to 30 minutes due to a recent ankle injury, scored the 11 straight points in a 2:45 stretch in the period. The outburst gave the Bulls a 99-91 lead with 33 seconds to play.
Chicago scored 100 points for just the second time in 10 games.
Bulls: G Brandon Sampson, who was signed to a two-way contract on Thursday, did not travel with the team. . F Bobby Portis was out for his fourth consecutive game with a sprained right ankle. When he suffered the injury, the team said he’d be out one-to-three weeks. Coach Jim Boylen said that he wouldn’t guess on a return. “We’re not going to rush him,” Boylen said. “Knowing Bobby he’ll be rushing himself.”
Wizards: Wall missed his fourth game of the season. He was in the locker room before the game, but did not comment on his condition. . F Otto Porter missed his ninth straight game with a bruised right knee. Brooks said he was getting closer to a return. . F Markieff Morris was out with a neck injury.
Bulls: Visit the Raptors on Sunday
Wizards: Host the Hornets on Saturday in their only back-to-back home games of the season.
Source: The Associated Press