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About Chicago Bulls vs. Washington Wizards

Bad blood – Check!

Lots of Superstars – Check!

Passionate fans – Check!

The Chicago Bulls and the Washington Wizards rivalry has all the necessary components of a classic dust-up.

Born of tough playoff battles and clashing personalities, this emerging rivalry is as good as it gets. The rivalry became a compelling spectacle since the Wizards eliminated the Bulls from the playoffs in the 2014 season. And both the fans and the players have been quite straightforward about their dislike for the other team.

As with any other rivalry, these two teams have also shared some interesting moments over the years. Let’s take a look at some of them.

Notable Aspects - Chicago Bulls vs. Washington Wizards

Joakim Noah vs. Nene Hilario - This superstar duo has added quite a lot of fuel to the rivalry between the Chicago Bulls and the Washington Wizards. Chicago Bulls’ star, Noah, is a competitive player. Nene Hilario, on the other hand, is a true impact player for the Washington Wizards. On court, these two seem to be each other’s biggest enemies.

In the 2014 NBA Playoffs, it was Nene who dominated Noah in Game 1, even though Joakim was the one expected to continue his domination. Nene came off the bench after returning from a two month layoff due to injury and took everyone by surprise in a game where Joakim Noah was expected to be the game-changer. Nene kept his upper hand, scoring 24 points along with 8 rebounds on 11-17 shooting from the field.

The Butler-Nene Head Butt – Friday, April 25, 2014. At the Verizon Center in the opening round of the NBA Playoff series, the Washington Wizards power forward Nene head-butted the Chicago Bulls’ swingman Jimmy Butler and grabbed the back of his neck. For this, Nene received an ejection from the Friday night game and Butler was assessed a technical foul. Talking about the incident in 2015, Nene told reporters, I don’t want to talk about Chicago, you know I hate them. The incident has generated quite a bit of animosity between the two teams and their fans over the years and still continues to be a notable moment in the rivalry.

Head to Head Records

To get a better idea about the dynamics of this simmering rivalry, let’s take a look at the head to head records of the two teams. The following statistics are for the Chicago Bulls against the Washington Wizards.

Games Played Wins Losses Win %age Points Scored Points Allowed
219 117 102 .534 22273 22018

As for the playoffs, the two teams have met a total of 14 times, with Chicago Bulls winning 6 and Washington Wizards winning 8 games.

The Talent behind the Chicago Bulls and the Washington Wizards

The rivalry between the two teams gets a lot of its heat from the star players on each side. Both, the Wizards and the Bulls have had several great players on their rosters over the years.

Shooting Guard, Dwyane Wade from the Chicago Bulls is one example. He joined the Bulls in 2016. Shooting guard/small forward Jimmy Butler is another strong performer who has been with the Bulls since 2011 and has been a three time NBA All-Star. And at the top of the list stands the greatest player ever in NBA history Michael Jordan.

On the other hand, the Wizards are no less talented. Point guard John Wall started his career in 2010, and has since been playing for the Washington Wizards. He is a four-time NBA All-Star and was named to his first All-NBA Team in 2017. Bradley Beal, another talented player on the Wizards’ side, plays the shooting guard position. Center Marcin Gortat has been with the Wizards since 2013. To date, he has played 320 games for the Washington Wizards and has reached the playoffs 34 times with the team.

Watch the Bulls take on the Wizards!

The Bulls are all set to face the Wizards in another series of epic showdowns. The fans are geared up for what promises to be a very exciting season. Get Chicago Bulls vs. Washington Wizards tickets at the earliest so you don’t miss out on any of the action. Be sure to check the United Center seating chart and the Capital One Arena seating chart before getting your tickets. Cheap Chicago Bull vs. Washington Wizards tickets are available here.

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