Rapid Reaction: Wizards 102, Bulls 88

January, 13, 2014
Jan 13
9:42
PM CT
Friedell By Nick Friedell
ESPNChicago.com
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CHICAGO -- Let's take a quick look at how the Washington Wizards earned a 102-88 win over the Chicago Bulls on Monday night at the United Center.

How it happened: Nene had 19 points, five rebounds and five assists to lead the Wizards to a victory that snapped the Bulls' five-game winning streak. John Wall added 19 points, seven assists and five rebounds for the Wizards. Carlos Boozer had 19 points to lead the Bulls, but it wasn't enough for a team that struggled to score all night.

What it means: This game looked a lot like the games the Bulls were playing a few weeks ago. They allowed the Wizards to get a solid lead, then couldn't score enough to get all the way back in the game. For all the goodwill the Bulls built up in the past two weeks because of their winning streak, the reality is that this team still has a major problem scoring points. When its defense isn't on point -- and it wasn't Monday -- these kinds of losses will happen.

Hits: Tony Snell had 12 points off the bench and looked much more aggressive on the offensive end.

Misses: D.J. Augustin was just 2-for-11 shooting.

Stat of the night: The Wizards shot 52 percent from the field.

What's next: The Bulls head to Orlando to face off against the Magic on Wednesday night.

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Nick Friedell is the Chicago Bulls beat reporter for ESPN Chicago. Friedell is a graduate of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University and joined ESPNChicago.com for its launch in April 2009.

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TEAM LEADERS

POINTS
Jimmy Butler
PTS AST STL MIN
21.6 3.4 1.5 40.1
OTHER LEADERS
ReboundsP. Gasol 11.5
AssistsD. Rose 5.0
StealsJ. Butler 1.5
BlocksP. Gasol 2.0