Wizards lead the league in three-point percentage, but rank 28th in three-point attempts.
The Wizards waived Rice last Wednesday.
Seraphin had 13 points, six rebounds and four assists off the bench.
Washington is 20-1 when holding opponents to under 100 points this season.
Seraphin's parents live 25 minutes from where Wednesday's terrorist attack occurred.
The Wizards and Bulls continue their budding rivalry Friday night at Verizon Center.
Butler is averaging 10.2 points per game after being out of the league two seasons ago.
After playing in his first home game in more than six months, Martell Webster says he still worries about his lower back during games.
The Wizards will face the Eastern Conference's finest in three of the next four games.