CHICAGO — Jimmy Butler scored 37 points, and the Chicago Bulls beat the short-handed Washington Wizards 106-95 on Saturday night.
Butler did all he could to carry the Bulls on a night when the Wizards were missing star guards John Wall and Bradley Beal.
Butler finished two points shy of his season high. He hit all 14 free throws, grabbed eight rebounds and dished out a season-high nine assists.
Nikola Mirotic added 17 points. Dwyane Wade scored 14. Taj Gibson chipped in with 13 points. The Bulls won back-to-back games for the first time since a 3-0 start, but forward Doug McDermott exited with a concussion early in the fourth quarter.
Markieff Morris had a season-high 24 points after scoring 20 the previous night. Marcin Gortat added 18 points and 14 rebounds.