Pre-Gamin': Bulls at Wizards — Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

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Pre-Gamin’: Bulls at Wizards — Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

Chicago Bulls

We rang out the New Year right…

Let’s start 2022 the same way!

Game Info

Chicago Bulls at Washington Wizards – 6:00 p.m. CT on NBC Sports Chicago (TV), and 670 The Score (Radio)

Stream the game online here with your cable provider.

Projected Starters

Chicago Bulls

1. Coby White
2. Zach LaVine
3. DeMar DeRozan
4. Derrick Jones Jr.
5. Nikola Vucevic

Injury Report: Patrick Williams OUT (Wrist), Lonzo Ball OUT (H&S P’s), Alfonzo McKinnie OUT (H&S P’s), Tony Bradley OUT (H&S P’s), Alex Caruso OUT, Javonte Green DOUBTFUL (Right Abductor Strain)

Washington Wizards

1. Bradley Beal
2. Corey Kispert
3. Kentavius Caldwell-Pope
4. Kyle Kuzma
5. Daniel Gafford

Injury report: Davis Bertans OUT (Illness), Brad Wanamaker OUT (H&S P’s), Spencer Dinwiddie OUT (H&S P’s), Rui Hachimura OUT (H&S P’s), Montrezl Harrell OUT (H&S P’s), Aaron Holiday OUT (H&S P’s), Thomas Bryant (H&S P’s), Raul Neto (H&S P’s)

What to Watch For …

•   The Bulls ring in the New Year riding the wave of a season-high six-game win streak and sitting tied with Brooklyn for the best record (23-10) in the East. This is the first time the Bulls have been 13 games over .500 since March 21, 2015, when the team was 42-29.

•   Bradley Beal is averaging 23.5 PPG on 46.0% shooting from the field this season for the Washington Wizards. After a big win in Indiana about 24 hours ago the Bulls are susceptible to a trap game on New Year’s Day to the sneaky good Wizards. Let’s hope Bradley Beal doesn’t have a strong game!

•  DeMar DeRozan comes into tonight’s contest having scored at least 20-points in 11 straight outings (25 overall), his best streak on the season, and the third-longest active streak in the NBA (Trae Young–15, Donovan Mitchell–14).

Author: Patrick K. Flowers

Patrick is a Staff Writer at Bleacher Nation. You can follow him on Twitter @PatrickKFlowers.