Wizards vs Bulls: Game 28 Discussion thread

December 29, 2012

You sure you can’t go, Jordan? (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Coach Randy Wittman will go with his 12th different starting lineup as NBA Developmental League call-up Garrett Temple gets the nod at point guard over Shelvin Mack when the Wizards take on the Chicago Bulls at United Center.

Temple, who started four games for the San Antonio Spurs in 2009-10, came off the bench and had 13 points, six rebounds and six assists while helping the Wizards rally from a 17-point first quarter deficit to defeat the Orlando Magic, 105-97. He also played solid defense on Jameer Nelson, J.J. Redick and Arron Afflalo.

The Wizards will likely need another big night from Temple and the remaining healthy players because leading scorer Jordan Crawford was a late scratch with a sprained left ankle.

Crawford was moving around gingerly before the game and attempted to warm up before getting ruled out. The night before against Orlando, Crawford became the first Wizards reserve since 1970 to have a game with at least 27 points, six assists and six rebounds.

Chicago has lost two in a row and hasn’t played since Christmas, when the Bulls were embarrassed at home by Houston. The Bulls were supposed to play Indiana on Wednesday but the game was postponed because of poor weather conditions in the Midwest.

Discuss tonight’s game in the comment section below and don’t forget to join the conversation on Twitter with @MrMichaelLee.

Tipoff: 8 p.m. 
TV: Comcast SportsNet
Radio: 106.7 (WJFK FM)

Michael Lee is the national basketball writer for The Washington Post.
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