The Washington Wizards are among the elite in the Eastern Conference. But up until Wednesday night they hadn't played like it against fellow contenders on the road.
Tom Thibodeau said at Monday's media day that he hoped his Bulls would play that evening's preseason opener against the Washington Wizards like they would a regular-season game.
The NBA announced a new TV deal with ESPN and TNT on Monday worth a reported $24 billion, or $2.26 billion over a nine-year span extending through the 2024-25 season.
The Wizards knocked off the Bulls, 75-69, Tuesday night at the United Center, winning the first-round series in five games.
Prior to Tuesday night's Game 5 between the Bulls and Wizards, Washington head coach Randy Wittman said his group had been able to get off to quick starts because of defensive effort that led to a