How it happened: John Wall had another huge night, scoring 27 points, dishing out nine assists and pulling down eight rebounds. He was the difference all night for a Wizards team that has been streaking at home. Carlos Boozer led the Bulls with 19 points, 12 rebounds and five assists but it wasn't enough as the Bulls couldn't make plays down the stretch.
What it means: Tom Thibodeau is going to hate watching tape of this game. His team had plenty of time to pull out a win but they kept finding ways to lose. Whether it was missed shots at the basket, critical technical fouls (Kirk Hinrich got ejected late in the fourth quarter for arguing), missed free throws, or general lack of execution on offense, Thibodeau's team couldn't get it done. What will linger even more in this game is the fact that Taj Gibson injured the same left knee he already hurt earlier in the year. The Bulls are already playing without Derrick Rose, Joakim Noah, Marco Belinelli and Rip Hamilton, if they lose Gibson again for an extended amount of time they are going to be in even more trouble.
Hits: Nate Robinson chipped in with 17 points in 33 minutes off the bench.
Misses: The Bulls were 11-for-16 from the free throw line but Jimmy Butler and Robinson missed four straight in the final minutes.
Stat of the night: This is the eighth straight game the Wizards have won at home.
What's next: The Bulls head to Brooklyn to face off against the Nets on Thursday night.