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Wizards beat Bulls 134-125 in 1st meeting since trade

CHICAGO (AP) Bobby Portis and Jabari Parker hugged and smiled after they departed with 42 seconds left.

It was a nice little party for Portis on the eve of his 24th birthday.

Bradley Beal scored 31 points for Washington, helping Portis and Parker make a successful return to Chicago and leading the Wizards to a 134-125 victory over the Bulls on Saturday night.

''Games like this, you know, guys always have circled when guys are traded,'' Beal said. ''You face the team that traded you, you always want to get a win for those guys. So we came with that mentality tonight.''

The Wizards got Parker, Portis and a protected 2023 second-round pick from the Bulls on Wednesday for Otto Porter Jr. Parker scored 20 points and Portis had 10 points and 12 rebounds against their former team, helping Washington to a 64-38 advantage in bench points.

Portis took the trade particularly hard. He was selected by Chicago in the first round of the 2015 draft and spent his first three-plus seasons with the Bulls.

''I got my first taste of the business side of basketball,'' said Portis, who scored 30 points in Washington's 119-106 victory over Cleveland on Friday night. ''You don't really get your way all the time. It's not really your choice. I have to roll with it now.

''I was hurt the last, what, 48 hours, but when I got into the game yesterday those hurt emotions went away.''

Washington shot 58 percent (55 for 95) from the field and placed seven players in double figures in the opener of a four-game road trip. Chassan Randle scored a career-high 20 points, and Trevor Ariza finished with 19.

Zach LaVine scored 26 points for Chicago, which kicked off a three-game homestand with its seventh loss in nine games. Lauri Markkanen had 20 points and 11 rebounds, and Porter finished with 17 points on 6-for-15 shooting.

''It was a little emotional playing against my former team, but once the ball went up all of that went out the window,'' Porter said.

The Bulls trailed by 17 early in the second half, but Ryan Arcidiacono made two foul shots to trim Washington's lead to 108-102 with 10:57 left in the fourth.

The Wizards then pulled away with a 12-2 run. Parker opened the sequence with a driving dunk and Wesley Johnson made a 3-pointer. Parker made a layup and a jumper before Randle's 3 extended Washington's lead to 120-104 with 6:10 remaining.

''Jabari, he brings a lot of force to our second unit right now,'' coach Scott Brooks said. ''Makes plays, he's a playmaker. He's really good. We're lucky to have him.''

Parker was 9 for 15 from the field. He also had six assists and five rebounds.

''He looked energized,'' LaVine said. ''They put him in the right position to be successful.''

WORTH WATCHING

Wizards forward Jeff Green departed in the first half with left hip tightness. He went scoreless in nine minutes.

''It's been bothering him,'' Brooks said. ''Nothing too serious. Just day to day.''

TIP-INS

Wizards: Tomas Satoransky tied a career high with 11 assists. ... Johnson finished with 14 points.

Bulls: Markkanen has recorded a double-double in three straight games. ... C Robin Lopez had a season-high 18 points and one flagrant foul for pushing Thomas Bryant while going for a rebound with 8.2 seconds left in the first half.

UP NEXT

Wizards: Visit the Detroit Pistons on Monday night. They split their first two matchups of the season.

Bulls: Host Milwaukee on Monday night. The Bucks have won the last four games in the series.

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Key Players
B. Beal
3 SG
Z. LaVine
8 PG
33.9 Min. Per Game 33.9
23.0 Pts. Per Game 23.0
4.2 Ast. Per Game 4.2
4.5 Reb. Per Game 4.5
47.3 Field Goal % 46.1
47.0 Three Point % 45.6
80.1 Free Throw % 85.5
+ 2 Brandon Sampson made driving layup, assist by Ryan Arcidiacono 0:14
  Defensive rebound by Brandon Sampson 0:20
+ 1 Cristiano Felicio made 2nd of 2 free throws 0:42
  CHI team rebound 0:42
  Cristiano Felicio missed 1st of 2 free throws 0:42
  Personal foul on Bobby Portis 0:42
  Defensive rebound by Cristiano Felicio 0:42
  Jabari Parker missed driving layup, blocked by Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot 0:43
+ 2 Brandon Sampson made driving layup, assist by Ryan Arcidiacono 1:04
+ 2 Chasson Randle made driving layup, assist by Bobby Portis 1:10
  Defensive rebound by Chasson Randle 1:31
Team Stats
Points 134 125
Field Goals 55-95 (57.9%) 49-97 (50.5%)
3-Pointers 12-27 (44.4%) 6-24 (25.0%)
Free Throws 12-14 (85.7%) 21-28 (75.0%)
Total Rebounds 45 52
Offensive 6 14
Defensive 33 31
Team 6 7
Assists 38 28
Steals 6 7
Blocks 6 5
Turnovers 13 11
Fouls 23 16
Technicals 1 0
31 PTS, 2 REB, 4 AST
26 PTS, 4 REB, 6 AST
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away team logo Wizards 24-32 34423028134
home team logo Bulls 13-43 32293529125
Team Stats
away team logo Wizards 24-32 114.3 PPG 41.8 RPG 26.5 APG
home team logo Bulls 13-43 105.6 PPG 42.6 RPG 22.2 APG
Key Players
B. Beal SG 26.0 PPG 5.2 RPG 5.6 APG 47.6 FG%
Z. LaVine PG 23.7 PPG 4.7 RPG 4.5 APG 46.7 FG%
Top Scorers
B. Beal SG 31 PTS 2 REB 4 AST
Z. LaVine PG 26 PTS 4 REB 6 AST
57.9 FG% 50.5
44.4 3PT FG% 25.0
85.7 FT% 75.0
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
B. Beal 31 2 4 13/21 1/3 4/4 2 34 4 0 2 0 2 +4 43
T. Ariza 19 4 4 8/12 3/7 0/0 1 30 1 0 0 1 3 +7 32
T. Bryant 13 2 3 5/8 1/2 2/2 3 16 0 1 1 1 1 -5 21
T. Satoransky 7 7 11 3/8 0/0 1/1 5 28 0 0 2 3 4 +7 34
J. Green 0 1 3 0/1 0/1 0/0 0 9 0 0 0 0 1 +9 7
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
B. Beal 31 2 4 13/21 1/3 4/4 2 34 4 0 2 0 2 +4 43
T. Ariza 19 4 4 8/12 3/7 0/0 1 30 1 0 0 1 3 +7 32
T. Bryant 13 2 3 5/8 1/2 2/2 3 16 0 1 1 1 1 -5 21
T. Satoransky 7 7 11 3/8 0/0 1/1 5 28 0 0 2 3 4 +7 34
J. Green 0 1 3 0/1 0/1 0/0 0 9 0 0 0 0 1 +9 7
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
J. Parker 20 5 6 9/15 0/3 2/2 0 34 1 2 4 0 5 +5 36
C. Randle 20 3 1 8/10 4/5 0/0 4 25 0 0 1 0 3 +10 24
W. Johnson 14 1 1 5/6 3/4 1/2 2 19 0 1 0 0 1 +11 18
B. Portis 10 12 4 4/11 0/2 2/3 4 29 0 2 2 1 11 +8 30
J. Jenkins 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 -6 0
J. McRae 0 2 1 0/3 0/0 0/0 2 9 0 0 1 0 2 -5 3
J. Wall - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
S. Dekker - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Robinson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Brown Jr. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Howard - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
I. Mahinmi - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 134 39 38 55/95 12/27 12/14 23 235 6 6 13 6 33 +45 248
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
Z. LaVine 26 4 6 11/17 0/3 4/5 1 35 1 0 3 1 3 -12 40
L. Markkanen 20 11 4 9/17 1/6 1/2 2 31 0 0 1 3 8 -9 38
R. Lopez 18 3 0 7/10 0/0 4/5 4 18 0 2 0 1 2 +3 23
O. Porter Jr. 17 2 2 6/15 2/5 3/5 1 34 2 1 1 1 1 -9 25
K. Dunn 6 4 8 3/6 0/1 0/0 1 32 3 0 4 1 3 -10 25
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
Z. LaVine 26 4 6 11/17 0/3 4/5 1 35 1 0 3 1 3 -12 40
L. Markkanen 20 11 4 9/17 1/6 1/2 2 31 0 0 1 3 8 -9 38
R. Lopez 18 3 0 7/10 0/0 4/5 4 18 0 2 0 1 2 +3 23
O. Porter Jr. 17 2 2 6/15 2/5 3/5 1 34 2 1 1 1 1 -9 25
K. Dunn 6 4 8 3/6 0/1 0/0 1 32 3 0 4 1 3 -10 25
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
W. Selden Jr. 17 4 1 5/13 1/3 6/6 1 25 1 0 0 2 2 -10 24
B. Sampson 7 1 0 3/3 1/1 0/0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 +6 8
C. Felicio 5 5 1 2/2 0/0 1/3 1 11 0 1 0 4 1 -1 13
T. Luwawu-Cabarrot 5 6 1 2/4 1/2 0/0 2 17 0 1 2 1 5 0 12
R. Arcidiacono 4 2 3 1/5 0/2 2/2 2 17 0 0 0 0 2 +1 12
S. Harrison 0 3 2 0/5 0/1 0/0 0 13 0 0 0 0 3 -4 7
D. Valentine - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Blakeney - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Alkins - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
W. Carter Jr. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Hutchison - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 125 45 28 49/97 6/24 21/28 16 235 7 5 11 14 31 -45 227