Pre-Gamin’: Bulls at Wizards (6:00 CT) – Broadcast Info, Projected Lineups, What to Watch For

With DeMar DeRozan out tonight, it’s Zach LaVine’s time to remind everyone why he’s the highest-paid player on the team.

Game Info

Chicago Bulls (19-22) at Washington Wizards (17-24) – 6:00 p.m. CT on NBC Sports Chicago (TV) and 670 The Score (Radio)

Projected Starters

Chicago Bulls

1. Ayo Dosunmu
2. Zach LaVine
3. DeMar DeRozan
4. Patrick Williams
5. Nikola Vučević

Injury Report: Javonte Green OUT (knee), DeMar DeRozan DOUBTFUL (quad), Alex Caruso PROBABLE (ankle)

Washington Wizards

1. Monte Morris
2. Will Barton
3. Deni Avdija
4. Kyle Kuzma
5. Taj Gibson

Injury Report: Kristaps Prozingis OUT (ribs), Daniel Gafford OUT (ankle), Johnny Davis OUT (hip), Corey Kispert GAME TIME (back)

Odds

The Bulls walk into tonight as -1.0 favorites against the Wizards at PointsBet Illinois Sportsbook and -1.5 favorites at the FanDuel Illinois Sportsbook. Click on either link to sign up and pick the Bulls to cover (… or pick the opposite …)!

What to Watch For …

  • While Zach LaVine will have a major opportunity to continue his electric play tonight against this depleted Wizards team, my eyes will be more on Nikola Vucevic. With both Prozingis and Gafford stuck in street clothes there is no reason that Vucevic shouldn’t be able to dominate the paint tonight. The Bulls should do everything they can to play through the inside tonight, allowing Vucevic to be one of the primary facilitators.
  • Someone guard Kyle Kuzma. The former-Laker has played extremely well against Chicago in each of the past two matchups, and there is no question he’ll carry even more of the offensive workload tonight. Ensuring that he doesn’t get streaky from downtown is a must, as his four 3s from long range were a big reason why the Wizards pulled off the victory back in October.
  • The Wizards are top-11 in AST/TOV ratio. In other words, they’re decently unselfish and don’t shoot themselves in the foot with silly TOVs too often. Without some of their key players tonight, though, perhaps that’ll change.
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    Elias Schuster is the Lead Chicago Bulls writer at Bleacher Nation. He started with BN full-time in 2019 immediately after graduating from the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign with a degree in Journalism (yes, he started with the Jim Boylen Era). Since joining, Elias has been the driving force behind Bulls and NBA content for both the site and social accounts. You can follow him on Twitter/X @Schuster_Elias.

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