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Chicago,  IL  (SportsNetwork.com) -  John Wall  filled the  stat sheet with 19 
points, seven assists, five rebounds and four steals as the Washington Wizards 
defeated the Chicago Bulls, 102-88, on Monday night. 

Nene  added 19  points, five assists and  five boards for the Wizards, who had 
dropped five of their last seven games. 

"Win,  lose, draw, you have to play all-out with that intensity each game. You 
can't  have segments  of it," Wizards head coach Randy Wittman said. "Tonight, 
we didn't let up." 

Carlos  Boozer  had 19  points and  seven rebounds and  Joakim Noah grabbed 16 
boards for Chicago, which had its five-game winning streak snapped. 

"Right when you're feeling too good about yourself, you're feeling invincible, 
a  team comes in there and smacks you, wakes you up to reality," Bulls forward 
Taj Gibson said. 

The Bulls, who never led, pulled within 87-82 midway through the fourth after 
D.J. Augustin sunk two free throws, but Washington netted nine straight points 
to put the game away. 

Bradley  Beal  and Wall hit jumpers  before Beal knocked down a three. Another 
jumper  from  Wall concluded the flurry  and gave Washington a 96-82 advantage 
with 3:05 remaining. 

Earlier,  Marcin Gortat's dunk  helped the Wizards race out to an 8-0 edge and 
they settled for a 26-19 cushion after a quarter of play. 

Back-to-back  jumpers  by Beal capped a  10-2 swing to begin the second, which 
staked the visitors a 36-21 spread. 

Washington led 56-43 at the break and 78-68 after three. 

                                   Game Notes 

The Wizards scored 22 points off 18 Chicago turnovers ... Washington shot 52 
percent (39-of-75) from the floor and 38.9 percent (7-of-18) from beyond the 
arc. 

 
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