Beal, Washington set for matchup against Chicago
Chicago; Wednesday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Bradley Beal and the Washington Wizards take on the Chicago Bulls. Beal currently ranks fifth in the NBA scoring 27.7 points per game.
The Bulls are 10-17 in Eastern Conference games. Chicago ranks fifth in the NBA with 15.3 fast break points per game led by Zach LaVine averaging 3.4.
The Wizards are 8-14 in conference matchups. Washington allows the most points in the NBA, giving up 119.9 points and allowing opponents to shoot 48.7 percent.
The two teams play for the second time this season. The Bulls defeated the Wizards 110-109 in their last meeting on Dec. 18. Lauri Markkanen led Chicago with 31 points, and Davis Bertans paced Washington scoring 26 points.
TOP PERFORMERS: LaVine leads the Bulls with 3.1 made 3-pointers and averages 24.5 points while shooting 39.5 percent from beyond the arc. Tomas Satoransky is shooting 45.3 percent and averaging 11.3 points over the last 10 games for Chicago.
Beal leads the Wizards averaging 6.5 assists while scoring 27.7 points per game. Jordan McRae has averaged 2.4 made 3-pointers and scored 19.8 points over the last 10 games for Washington.
LAST 10 GAMES: Bulls: 2-8, averaging 104.7 points, 42 rebounds, 21.6 assists, 9.6 steals and 4.6 blocks per game while shooting 44.3 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 108.9 points on 49.0 percent shooting.
Wizards: 4-6, averaging 107.2 points, 45 rebounds, 21.3 assists, 8.2 steals and 4.7 blocks per game while shooting 43.9 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 114.7 points on 47.1 percent shooting.