Wizards: Darius Songaila made his second straight start in place of F Antawn Jamison (sprained right shoulder).
Bulls: F Drew Gooden (strained abdominal muscle) missed his fourth straight game. G Shannon Brown was inactive. Former Wizard Larry Hughes entered yesterday's game averaging 13.3 points, 3.6 assists and 3.5 rebounds in 21 games since his trade from Cleveland to Chicago.
BY THE NUMBERS
Consecutive starts made by Wizards G DeShawn Stevenson, the second-longest active streak in the league behind Detroit's Tayshaun Prince
Wizards' road record after last night's win in Chicago. The team is 22-16 at Verizon Center.
"Clinching a playoff spot is real rewarding, but at the same time, it is what is expected of us."
All-star F Caron Butler, after the Wizards clinched their fourth straight playoff appearance with a win over Miami on Friday night