Bulls 98, Wizards 88
One day after a four-point loss in Miami, the Bulls rebounded to improve their Eastern Conference-leading record to 18-5. They had lost two of their last three.
Meanwhile, the Wizards have lost 16 of 20. Washington won two of its previous three games - both against the woeful Charlotte Bobcats, who have the worst record in the NBA.
Rose, who was 10 for 20 from the field and 14 of 15 from the free-throw line, had 34 points in his previous two games. He had 13 in the first quarter for the Bulls, who never trailed.