Nene stars as Wizards snap Bulls' winning streak
Chicago Bulls power forward Carlos Boozer (5) and Washington Wizards power forward Nene Hilario (42) attempt to get a loose ball during the first half at United Center. Photo by Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports/Reuters.
Wizards 102, Bulls 88
Back in the starting lineup after coming off the bench for the last 12 games, Nene came alive with 19 points and several emphatic dunks, leading the Washington Wizards to a victory over the Chicago Bulls.
Wizards guard John Wall added 18 points and seven assists and forward Trevor Ariza finished with 16 points.
The Wizards (17-19) had lost eight of their last 10 games in Chicago but now have won seven of its last nine road games overall.
Carlos Boozer led the Bulls with 19 points as Chicago (17-19) had a five-game winning streak snapped, losing for the first time since trading top scorer Luol Deng to Cleveland.
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Knicks 98, Suns 96 (Overtime)
The New York Knicks squandered a 14-point lead, but still pulled out an overtime win over the Phoenix Suns for their season-high fifth straight win.
Carmelo Anthony had 29 points, 16 rebounds and four assists, guard Raymond Felton added 19 points for the Knicks (15-22), who played the first of four games in five nights.
Goran Dragic led the Suns (21-16) with 28 points.