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Bulls edge Wizards 115-114 on Lemon's late free throws

WASHINGTON (AP) Walt Lemon Jr. has seen much of the world during his professional basketball career. It has taken him to Hungary, Germany, Turkey, Greece and to the G League.

And, the NBA.

In just his eighth game in the league - and third with the Bulls - he scored a career-high 24 points, including two free throws with 1.8 seconds to play, to help Chicago snap a five-game losing streak with a 115-114 victory over the Washington Wizards on Wednesday night.

''Nobody really expected me to be here, and the fact that the Bulls gave me the opportunity to play, let alone giving me the chance to win an NBA game, is - I can't ask for more, man,'' said Lemon, who played in five games with New Orleans last season.

Lemon was one of seven Bulls in double figures in the matchup of teams whose seasons will end without a playoff appearance.

''I love guys that get opportunities and they take advantage of them,'' Wizards coach Scott Brooks said. ''He was a handful. We couldn't stay in front of him.''

JaKarr Sampson added 18 points for Chicago.

Thomas Bryant scored 20 points and grabbed 12 rebounds for Washington. Bobby Portis had 20 points and 10 rebounds, and Bradley Beal added 19 points.

The Wizards played their first game since Ernie Grunfeld was fired as team president after 16 seasons on Tuesday.

Chicago trailed by as many as eight in the fourth quarter, but took a 113-112 lead on Lemon's layup with 30 seconds to play. Chasson Randle hit two free throws with 12.7 seconds to play to give Washington a 114-113 lead.

TIP-INS

Bulls: G Kris Dunn (back) was out for the fifth straight game. Coach Jim Boylen hopes Dunn can stay healthy for the 2019-20 season. ''Next year starts today,'' Boylen has told Dunn and the other players. ''It doesn't start next year.'' ... F Otto Porter has been out for eight straight games with a strained right rotator cuff. It was the first time Porter, who was traded from Washington, had returned since the Feb. 6 trade. A video tribute was played in the first quarter.

Wizards: Beal became the first player in franchise history with 2,000 points, 400 rebounds and 400 assists in a season. ... F Jabari Parker strained his left knee in the second quarter and did not return. ... Brooks said that hearing Grunfeld had been fired was difficult. ''I don't take lightly somebody losing their job,'' Brooks said. ''You understand that, and you move on. That's what we have to do.'' ... F Jeff Green did not play for the third straight game. ''There's only so many minutes you can give guys and Jeff has had a good year for us,'' Brooks said. ''I want to see a few other guys. ... He's going to play another game or two.''

LATE ON THE COURT:

The Wizards took advantage of Chicago's Cristiano Felicio's absence on the sequence that led to Randle's two free throws.

''He asked one of our coaches if we had a foul to give, and they just started without him,'' Boylen said. ''I'd never seen that before. I think they thought all 10 guys were out there, and they weren't.''

BEAL WANTS TO PLAY:

Beal played the entire first quarter, nearly all of the third quarter, but didn't play in the second and fourth quarters.

''Guys are playing minutes that we have to make decisions on,'' Brooks said.

Beal said he'd like to play the remaining three games to play the entire schedule.

''I made my decision,'' Beal said. ''I'll finish out all 82.''

UP NEXT

Bulls: Host the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday

Wizards: Host the San Antonio Spurs on Friday.

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1st Quarter

Time Team Play Score
12:00   Jumpball  
11:41   Bobby Portis missed jump shot  
11:38   Bobby Portis missed jump shot  
11:35   Defensive rebound by Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot  
11:20   Shooting foul on Bobby Portis  
11:20 +1 Robin Lopez made 1st of 2 free throws 1-0
11:20 +1 Robin Lopez made 2nd of 2 free throws 2-0
11:08   Tomas Satoransky missed jump shot  
11:05   Defensive rebound by Wayne Selden Jr.  
10:51   Offensive rebound by Robin Lopez  
10:51 +2 Robin Lopez made dunk 4-0
10:36 +2 Bradley Beal made reverse layup, assist by Bobby Portis 4-2
10:23   Bad pass turnover on Walter Lemon Jr., stolen by Bobby Portis  
10:20 +2 Bobby Portis made dunk 4-4
9:41   Bradley Beal missed driving layup  
9:38   Defensive rebound by Walter Lemon Jr.  
9:37   Out of bounds turnover on Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot  
9:19   Lost ball turnover on Tomas Satoransky, stolen by Shaquille Harrison  
9:15 +2 Shaquille Harrison made layup 6-4
8:55 +2 Walter Lemon Jr. made jump shot 8-4
8:40 +2 Bradley Beal made jump shot 8-6
8:18 +2 Wayne Selden Jr. made running Jump Shot, assist by Walter Lemon Jr. 10-6
7:51   Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot missed 3-pt. jump shot  
7:46   Defensive rebound by Bobby Portis  
7:34   Bobby Portis missed floating jump shot  
7:34   Personal foul on Shaquille Harrison  
7:26   Bradley Beal missed jump shot  
7:21   Offensive rebound by Tomas Satoransky  
7:21   Tomas Satoransky missed dunk  
7:20   Defensive rebound by Wayne Selden Jr.  
7:16 +2 Walter Lemon Jr. made layup, assist by Wayne Selden Jr. 12-9
7:08 +2 Bradley Beal made jump shot, assist by Tomas Satoransky 12-11
6:50 +2 Troy Brown Jr. made dunk 12-13
6:33   Wayne Selden Jr. missed jump shot  
6:31   Defensive rebound by Bobby Portis  
6:01 +3 Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Shaquille Harrison 15-13
5:50   Bobby Portis missed 3-pt. jump shot  
5:47   Offensive rebound by Thomas Bryant  
5:45 +2 Bobby Portis made dunk, assist by Thomas Bryant 15-15
5:25   Defensive rebound by Thomas Bryant  
5:08   Defensive rebound by Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot  
5:07   Offensive foul on Wayne Selden Jr.  
4:55   Troy Brown Jr. missed 3-pt. jump shot  
4:44 +2 Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot made layup 17-15
4:28   Jabari Parker missed floating jump shot  
4:25   Defensive rebound by JaKarr Sampson  
4:14 +2 Ryan Arcidiacono made floating jump shot 19-15
4:03   Bradley Beal missed floating jump shot, blocked by Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot  
3:56 +2 Bradley Beal made jump shot 19-17
3:33 +2 Robin Lopez made hook shot, assist by Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot 21-17
3:15   Defensive rebound by Shaquille Harrison  
3:15   Offensive foul on Shaquille Harrison  
3:00   Shooting foul on JaKarr Sampson  
3:00 +1 Jabari Parker made 2nd of 2 free throws 21-19
2:51   Ryan Arcidiacono missed jump shot  
2:48   Defensive rebound by Bradley Beal  
2:31 +2 Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot made driving layup, assist by Ryan Arcidiacono 23-19
2:31   Shooting foul on Jordan McRae  
2:31 +1 Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot made free throw 24-19
2:21 +2 Bradley Beal made layup, assist by Sam Dekker 24-21
2:21   Shooting foul on Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot  
2:18   Defensive rebound by Cristiano Felicio  
2:09   JaKarr Sampson missed layup  
2:06   Offensive rebound by JaKarr Sampson  
2:03   JaKarr Sampson missed layup, blocked by Bobby Portis  
1:56   JaKarr Sampson missed hook shot  
1:55   Defensive rebound by Jabari Parker  
1:55   Offensive foul on Sam Dekker  
1:55   Offensive foul on Sam Dekker  
1:38   Lost ball turnover on Cristiano Felicio, stolen by Bradley Beal  
1:25   Jabari Parker missed 3-pt. jump shot  
1:12 +2 Rawle Alkins made jump shot, assist by Ryan Arcidiacono 26-21
1:00 +2 Bradley Beal made jump shot 26-23
0:38   Ryan Arcidiacono missed 3-pt. jump shot  
0:35   Defensive rebound by Bradley Beal  
0:31 +3 Bradley Beal made 3-pt. jump shot 26-26
0:11   Ryan Arcidiacono missed 3-pt. jump shot  
0:08   Defensive rebound by Bradley Beal  
0:01   Shooting foul on JaKarr Sampson  
0:01 +1 Sam Dekker made 1st of 2 free throws 26-27
0:00   End of period  

2nd Quarter

Time Team Play Score
11:42   Cristiano Felicio missed hook shot  
11:41   CHI team rebound  
11:39   Offensive foul on Brandon Sampson  
11:39   Offensive foul on Brandon Sampson  
11:28   Jabari Parker missed driving layup  
11:20 +3 Rawle Alkins made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Ryan Arcidiacono 29-28
11:07   Jabari Parker missed 3-pt. jump shot  
11:04   Defensive rebound by Cristiano Felicio  
10:56   Shooting foul on Thomas Bryant  
10:56   Rawle Alkins missed 1st of 2 free throws  
10:56   CHI team rebound  
10:56 +1 Rawle Alkins made 2nd of 2 free throws 30-28
10:45   Unsportsmanlike technical foul  
10:45   Jordan McRae missed free throw  
10:45   WAS team rebound  
10:40 +3 Chasson Randle made 3-pt. jump shot 30-31
10:26 +2 Ryan Arcidiacono made floating jump shot 32-31
10:07 +2 Rawle Alkins made layup 34-31
9:51 +2 Thomas Bryant made dunk, assist by Jordan McRae 34-33
9:30   Shooting foul on Thomas Bryant  
9:27   Defensive rebound by Jabari Parker  
9:18   Sam Dekker missed jump shot  
9:15   Defensive rebound by Rawle Alkins  
9:09   Cristiano Felicio missed driving dunk, blocked by Jabari Parker  
9:09   Defensive rebound by Chasson Randle  
9:00   Defensive rebound by JaKarr Sampson  
8:30 +2 Jordan McRae made jump shot 36-35
8:07   Lost ball turnover on Cristiano Felicio, stolen by Jordan McRae  
8:05   Shooting foul on Rawle Alkins  
7:28 +1 Sam Dekker made free throw 38-40
7:16 +2 Walter Lemon Jr. made driving layup 40-40
7:03 +2 jump shot 40-42
6:42   Wayne Selden Jr. missed 3-pt. jump shot  
6:28 +2 Brandon Sampson made layup, assist by Cristiano Felicio 42-42
6:17   Offensive foul on Jabari Parker  
6:17   Offensive foul on Jabari Parker  
6:03   Defensive rebound by Thomas Bryant  
5:55 +2 Thomas Bryant made alley-oop shot, assist by Chasson Randle 42-44
5:55   Offensive rebound by Thomas Bryant  
5:17 +1 Thomas Bryant made 1st of 2 free throws 44-45
5:17   Shooting foul on Wayne Selden Jr.  
5:17   Thomas Bryant missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
5:13   Defensive rebound by JaKarr Sampson  
4:18   Offensive rebound by Shaquille Harrison  
4:08   Defensive rebound by Thomas Bryant  
4:01 +2 Chasson Randle made floating jump shot 44-47
3:52   Shooting foul on Sam Dekker  
3:52 +1 JaKarr Sampson made 2nd of 2 free throws 46-47
3:39   Tomas Satoransky missed jump shot  
3:36   Defensive rebound by JaKarr Sampson  
3:24 +2 JaKarr Sampson made hook shot 48-47
3:09 +2 Jordan McRae made jump shot 48-49
2:46 +2 Jordan McRae made dunk 48-51
2:20   Shooting foul on JaKarr Sampson  
2:20   Full timeout called  
2:20 +1 Jordan McRae made 2nd of 2 free throws 50-53
2:01   Personal foul on Walter Lemon Jr.  
2:01 +1 Tomas Satoransky made 1st of 2 free throws 50-54
2:01 +1 Tomas Satoransky made 2nd of 2 free throws 50-55
1:46 +2 Shaquille Harrison made reverse layup, assist by Walter Lemon Jr. 52-55
1:33   Lost ball turnover on Troy Brown Jr., stolen by Walter Lemon Jr.  
1:30   Out of bounds turnover on Rawle Alkins  
1:13   CHI team rebound  
0:57 +2 Robin Lopez made hook shot 54-55
0:33 +2 Walter Lemon Jr. made jump shot 56-57
0:23   Chasson Randle missed 3-pt. jump shot  
0:01   Walter Lemon Jr. missed jump shot  
0:00   CHI team rebound  

3rd Quarter

Time Team Play Score
11:49   Robin Lopez missed hook shot  
11:45   Defensive rebound by Thomas Bryant  
11:33 +3 Tomas Satoransky made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Bradley Beal 56-60
11:20   Personal foul on Bobby Portis  
11:12   Wayne Selden Jr. missed jump shot  
11:00 +2 Robin Lopez made hook shot, assist by Walter Lemon Jr. 58-60
10:44   Offensive rebound by Bobby Portis  
10:45 +2 Bobby Portis made layup 58-62
10:32   Shaquille Harrison missed floating jump shot  
10:30   Defensive rebound by Bobby Portis  
10:27   Traveling violation turnover on Tomas Satoransky  
10:08   Out of bounds turnover on Robin Lopez  
9:58 +2 Troy Brown Jr. made driving layup 58-64
9:44   Defensive rebound by Bradley Beal  
9:42   Shooting foul on Wayne Selden Jr.  
9:42 +1 Bobby Portis made free throw 58-67
9:34 +3 JaKarr Sampson made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Walter Lemon Jr. 61-67
9:25   Bad pass turnover on Bradley Beal, stolen by JaKarr Sampson  
9:24   Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot missed driving layup, blocked by Bradley Beal  
9:24   CHI team rebound  
9:10   Lost ball turnover on Bobby Portis, stolen by Shaquille Harrison  
9:14   Lost ball turnover on JaKarr Sampson, stolen by Bobby Portis  
9:10   Lost ball turnover on Bobby Portis, stolen by JaKarr Sampson  
9:09   Personal foul on Tomas Satoransky  
8:57 +2 Walter Lemon Jr. made layup 63-67
8:20   Bradley Beal missed layup, blocked by Robin Lopez  
8:30   Out of bounds turnover on Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot  
8:20   Bradley Beal missed layup, blocked by Robin Lopez  
8:04   Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:17 +2 Bobby Portis made dunk 63-69
8:04   Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:01   Defensive rebound by Thomas Bryant  
7:55   Shooting foul on Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot  
7:55   Thomas Bryant missed 1st of 2 free throws  
7:55 +1 Thomas Bryant made 2nd of 2 free throws 63-70
7:38 +2 Robin Lopez made hook shot, assist by JaKarr Sampson 65-70
7:22   Bradley Beal missed 3-pt. jump shot  
7:19   Defensive rebound by Walter Lemon Jr.  
7:07 +2 Walter Lemon Jr. made jump shot, assist by JaKarr Sampson 67-70
6:53   Lost ball turnover on Tomas Satoransky, stolen by Walter Lemon Jr.  
6:51   Shooting foul on Thomas Bryant  
6:51 +1 JaKarr Sampson made 1st of 2 free throws 68-70
6:41   Bradley Beal missed jump shot  
6:35 +2 Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot made jump shot 71-70
6:35   Shooting foul on Bobby Portis  
6:35 +1 Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot made free throw 72-70
5:59   Tomas Satoransky missed finger-roll layup  
5:50   Defensive rebound by Bobby Portis  
5:45   Out of bounds turnover on Thomas Bryant  
5:22 +2 Bradley Beal made reverse layup 74-72
5:07   JaKarr Sampson missed hook shot  
5:05   Defensive rebound by Thomas Bryant  
4:46 +2 Bobby Portis made dunk, assist by Tomas Satoransky 74-74
4:10   Walter Lemon Jr. missed driving layup  
4:06   Shooting foul on Shaquille Harrison  
4:06 +1 Troy Brown Jr. made 1st of 2 free throws 74-75
4:06 +1 Troy Brown Jr. made 2nd of 2 free throws 74-76
3:47   Jumpball  
3:42 +2 Ryan Arcidiacono made floating jump shot 76-76
3:23   Offensive rebound by Sam Dekker  
3:23 +2 Sam Dekker made dunk 76-78
3:10   Backcourt turnover on Robin Lopez  
2:56 +2 Bradley Beal made jump shot, assist by Troy Brown Jr. 76-80
2:25   Offensive rebound by JaKarr Sampson  
2:25 +2 JaKarr Sampson made dunk 78-80
2:15   Defensive rebound by Robin Lopez  
1:48   Offensive rebound by Bobby Portis  
1:47   Bobby Portis missed layup  
1:46 +2 Bobby Portis made layup 78-82
1:46   Shaquille Harrison missed driving layup, blocked by Bradley Beal  
1:46   CHI team rebound  
1:12   Lost ball turnover on Jordan McRae, stolen by Shaquille Harrison  
1:08 +2 Shaquille Harrison made alley-oop shot, assist by Rawle Alkins 82-82
0:57 +2 Tomas Satoransky made alley-oop shot, assist by Troy Brown Jr. 82-84
0:46   Shooting foul on Jordan McRae  
0:46 +1 Rawle Alkins made 1st of 2 free throws 83-84
0:46   Rawle Alkins missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
0:44   Defensive rebound by Sam Dekker  
0:37   Shooting foul on Shaquille Harrison  
0:37   Tomas Satoransky missed 1st of 2 free throws  
0:37   WAS team rebound  
0:37 +1 Tomas Satoransky made 2nd of 2 free throws 83-85
0:30   Wayne Selden Jr. missed driving layup, blocked by Bobby Portis  
0:26   Defensive rebound by Troy Brown Jr.  
0:03   Offensive foul on Ryan Arcidiacono  
0:00   Jordan McRae missed 3-pt. jump shot  
0:00   WAS team rebound  
0:00   End of period  

4th Quarter

Time Team Play Score
11:38 +2 Jordan McRae made driving layup 83-89
11:10   Defensive rebound by Chasson Randle  
11:01   Sam Dekker missed 3-pt. jump shot  
10:57   Defensive rebound by Ryan Arcidiacono  
10:31   Sam Dekker missed finger-roll layup  
10:25   Rawle Alkins missed layup  
10:20   Offensive rebound by Wayne Selden Jr.  
10:11   Troy Brown Jr. missed 3-pt. jump shot  
10:01   Out of bounds turnover on Ryan Arcidiacono  
9:26   Rawle Alkins missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:22   Defensive rebound by Troy Brown Jr.  
9:00 +3 JaKarr Sampson made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Brandon Sampson 88-93
8:35