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LaVine's 24 points leads Bulls to 101-92 win over Wizards

WASHINGTON (AP) Chicago Bulls coach Jim Boylen knows that Zach LaVine can't play as much he'd like due to a recent ankle injury.

But LaVine made the most of his 29 minutes on Friday night, scoring 19 points in the second half, including 11 straight in the third quarter, in the Bulls' 101-92 victory over the Washington Wizards.

LaVine, who finished with 24 points, shot just three times in the first half, and turned aggressive in the second half, hitting three 3-pointers in a 2:45 stretch of the third quarter.

''He didn't panic, he wasn't flustered and the game turned for him,'' Boylen said. ''He gave it to us the second half.''

Wendell Carter, Jr. had 17 points and 13 rebounds, and Lauri Markkanen added 14 points and 14 rebounds for Chicago, which scored 100 points for just the second time in 10 games.

The Bulls have won three of four and are 5-7 since Boylen replaced Fred Hoiberg on Dec. 4.

Bradley Beal led Washington with 34 points.

The Wizards played without John Wall, who was sidelined with a sore left heel. Washington coach Scott Brooks said that he found out during the morning shootaround that Wall would be unable to play, and said he would see a specialist.

The Wizards fell to 13-23. They've dropped nine of 11.

Beal remains convinced that Washington can turn the season around, and he refuses to believe that with the team 10 games below .500, the season is too far gone.

''I'll never say that,'' Beal said. ''I'll never think it. I'll never believe it. My main objective is to make sure we get out of the hole and we will.''

LAVINE TURNS IT ON

Not only did LaVine score 11 straight in the third quarter, but he secured the game with 33 seconds left with a three-point play.

''We took the game over,'' LaVine said. ''We made some big stops. I think the main thing is that we're learning how to win.''

PLAYING TOGETHER

LaVine, Markkanen and Kris Dunn started together for the first time this season.

''We talked about it and I feel like we just got to keep working on doing our stuff and we'll get better,'' Markkanen said.

STRANGE LINEUPS

Four of the nine players Brooks used are in their first month with the team. They are forwards Trevor Ariza and Sam Dekker and guards Ron Baker and Chasson Randle.

''You're going to have some funky lineups,'' Brooks said. ''There are going to be some strange lineups until some people get back.''

TIP INS

Bulls: G Brandon Sampson, who was signed to a two-way contract on Thursday, did not travel with the team. . F Bobby Portis was out for his fourth consecutive game with a sprained right ankle. When he suffered the injury, the team said he'd be out one-to-three weeks. Coach Jim Boylen said that he wouldn't guess on a return. ''We're not going to rush him,'' Boylen said. ''Knowing Bobby he'll be rushing himself.''

Wizards: Wall missed his fourth game of the season. He was in the locker room before the game, but did not comment on his condition. . F Otto Porter missed his ninth straight game with a bruised right knee. Brooks said he was getting closer to a return. . F Markieff Morris was out with a neck injury.

UP NEXT:

Bulls: Visit the Raptors on Sunday

Wizards: Host the Hornets on Saturday in their only back-to-back home games of the season.

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Key Players
Z. LaVine
8 PG
B. Beal
3 SG
36.6 Min. Per Game 36.6
23.5 Pts. Per Game 23.5
4.7 Ast. Per Game 4.7
4.8 Reb. Per Game 4.8
45.8 Field Goal % 47.4
45.7 Three Point % 47.3
86.3 Free Throw % 78.3
  Defensive rebound by Wendell Carter Jr. 0:10
  Jeff Green missed 3-pt. jump shot 0:13
+ 1 Zach LaVine made 2nd of 2 free throws 0:21
+ 1 Zach LaVine made 1st of 2 free throws 0:21
  Personal foul on Tomas Satoransky 0:21
+ 1 Jeff Green made 2nd of 2 free throws 0:23
  Jeff Green missed 1st of 2 free throws 0:23
  WAS team rebound 0:23
  Shooting foul on Lauri Markkanen 0:23
+ 1 Zach LaVine made free throw 0:33
  Shooting foul on Thomas Bryant 0:33
Team Stats
Points 101 92
Field Goals 37-79 (46.8%) 34-85 (40.0%)
3-Pointers 8-22 (36.4%) 9-30 (30.0%)
Free Throws 19-25 (76.0%) 15-18 (83.3%)
Total Rebounds 52 50
Offensive 7 8
Defensive 39 32
Team 6 10
Assists 20 22
Steals 9 7
Blocks 6 6
Turnovers 10 12
Fouls 18 18
Technicals 0 3
17 PTS, 13 REB, 2 AST
34 PTS, 7 REB, 5 AST
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away team logo Bulls 10-26 20203427101
home team logo Wizards 13-23 2220302092
Team Stats
away team logo Bulls 10-26 PPG RPG APG
home team logo Wizards 13-23 PPG RPG APG
Key Players
Z. LaVine PG 23.7 PPG 4.7 RPG 4.5 APG 46.7 FG%
B. Beal SG 25.6 PPG 5.0 RPG 5.5 APG 47.5 FG%
Top Scorers
Z. LaVine PG 24 PTS 1 REB 3 AST
B. Beal SG 34 PTS 7 REB 5 AST
46.8 FG% 40.0
36.4 3PT FG% 30.0
76.0 FT% 83.3
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
Z. LaVine 24 1 3 7/12 3/4 7/8 2 28 0 0 1 0 1 +14 30
W. Carter Jr. 17 13 2 8/10 0/0 1/1 5 32 1 3 2 2 11 -2 36
L. Markkanen 14 14 0 5/15 1/5 3/5 5 28 0 1 3 2 12 +9 26
K. Dunn 13 4 8 5/12 1/2 2/2 1 32 2 0 1 0 4 +1 34
J. Holiday 10 1 3 2/6 2/5 4/5 1 38 3 0 1 0 1 +3 19
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
Z. LaVine 24 1 3 7/12 3/4 7/8 2 28 0 0 1 0 1 +14 30
W. Carter Jr. 17 13 2 8/10 0/0 1/1 5 32 1 3 2 2 11 -2 36
L. Markkanen 14 14 0 5/15 1/5 3/5 5 28 0 1 3 2 12 +9 26
K. Dunn 13 4 8 5/12 1/2 2/2 1 32 2 0 1 0 4 +1 34
J. Holiday 10 1 3 2/6 2/5 4/5 1 38 3 0 1 0 1 +3 19
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
R. Lopez 10 3 2 5/7 0/1 0/0 2 15 0 2 1 0 3 +11 18
S. Harrison 6 5 1 2/7 1/2 1/2 2 22 0 0 0 2 3 +1 13
C. Hutchison 5 2 1 2/2 0/0 1/2 0 15 0 0 1 1 1 +7 8
A. Blakeney 2 1 0 1/3 0/0 0/0 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 +1 3
R. Arcidiacono 0 2 0 0/5 0/3 0/0 0 22 3 0 0 0 2 0 5
D. Valentine - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Portis - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Payne - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Parker - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Felicio - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Sampson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Alkins - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 101 46 20 37/79 8/22 19/25 18 235 9 6 10 7 39 +45 192
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
B. Beal 34 7 5 13/27 4/10 4/5 3 37 2 0 3 3 4 -5 50
T. Bryant 12 8 2 4/8 0/0 4/5 1 29 1 3 0 2 6 -3 28
J. Green 11 7 4 3/10 0/3 5/6 2 32 0 0 1 1 6 +1 25
T. Ariza 10 3 3 3/11 2/8 2/2 2 39 1 0 3 0 3 -1 17
T. Satoransky 9 4 3 4/11 1/4 0/0 2 38 2 1 2 0 4 -11 20
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
B. Beal 34 7 5 13/27 4/10 4/5 3 37 2 0 3 3 4 -5 50
T. Bryant 12 8 2 4/8 0/0 4/5 1 29 1 3 0 2 6 -3 28
J. Green 11 7 4 3/10 0/3 5/6 2 32 0 0 1 1 6 +1 25
T. Ariza 10 3 3 3/11 2/8 2/2 2 39 1 0 3 0 3 -1 17
T. Satoransky 9 4 3 4/11 1/4 0/0 2 38 2 1 2 0 4 -11 20
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
C. Randle 8 2 2 3/6 2/3 0/0 4 14 0 0 1 1 1 -2 13
S. Dekker 6 5 0 3/6 0/0 0/0 1 15 1 0 0 1 4 -10 12
I. Mahinmi 2 3 2 1/4 0/0 0/0 3 18 0 2 1 0 3 -6 10
R. Baker 0 1 1 0/2 0/2 0/0 0 12 0 0 1 0 1 -8 2
M. Morris - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Wall - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
O. Porter Jr. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. McRae - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Robinson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Brown Jr. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Howard - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 92 40 22 34/85 9/30 15/18 18 234 7 6 12 8 32 -45 177