Just days after they were traded by the Chicago Bulls, Bobby Portis and Jabari Parker had big games off the bench for their new team as the Washington Wizards scored a 134-125 victory at the United Center.
The loss was the 10th in a row for the Bulls at home, and not only was the loss a tough one to swallow for a team still trying to find its footing under head coach Jim Boylen, but it was an historic one as well.
According to KC Johnson of the Chicago Tribune, the loss helped the Bulls to set a new record, as their home losing streak is the longest in team history.
Five Bulls players, including Lauri Markkanen and Zach LaVine, scored in double figures, but it wasn’t enough to snap their losing skid on their home floor.
For the Wizards, a big second quarter was key, as they outscored the Bulls 42-29 and managed to hang on as the Bulls attempted a second half comeback.
In his first game back in Chicago since being traded by the Bulls earlier in the week, Parker seemed to have revenge on his mind, as he slammed home several big dunks and ended up with 20 points, six assists, and five rebounds in 35 minutes of action.
Portis had a strong game as well, with 10 points and 12 rebounds for a double-double off the bench. He also contributed with four assists and a pair of blocks against his former team.
The Bulls will look to finally snap their losing streak on Monday night when they go up against the Milwaukee Bucks at the United Center.