Bulls vs. Washington Wizards at the Verizon Center, 6 p.m. Saturday
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Radio: ESPN 1000-AM
Outlook: A first-round playoff preview? Maybe, but Washington could still rise to fifth place or fall to seventh, so it's too soon for any certainty. The young backcourt continues to lead the Wizards, with PG John Wall averaging 19.8 points and 8.7 assists and second-year SG Bradley Beal at 16.9 points. Nene could be back for the playoffs, but for the time being, former Bull Drew Gooden is adding depth at center behind Marcin Gortat (13.0 points, 9.4 rebounds). The Bulls are 0-2 against Washington this season.
Next: Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday at the Target Center, 7 p.m.
-- Mike McGraw