DeMar DeRozan scored 15 of his 27 points in the fourth quarter, Nikola Vucevic had 25 points and 11 rebounds, and the Chicago Bulls beat the Washington Wizards 115-111 on Wednesday night.
The Wizards lost their fourth in a row and played without leading scorer and three-time All-Star Bradley Beal. He strained his hamstring Sunday in a loss to the Los Angeles Lakers and will be re-evaluated next week.
Zach LaVine added 25 points as Chicago bounced back after a 2-4 road trip.
Vucevic's basket gave the Bulls a 106-105 lead with 2:50 left, and he then blocked a shot that led to a jumper by DeRozan. After Kristaps Porzingis missed a 3-pointer, DeRozan had a three-point play to put Chicago ahead 111-105 with 1:43 left.
DeRozan was held to six points in the first half.
Porzingis scored 28 points with nine rebounds and Kyle Kuzma added 21 points for Washington.
Corey Kispert started in Beal's place and scored 10 points.
Bulls G Javonte Green missed his second game with a knee contusion. Alex Caruso started after being listed as questionable with an ankle sprain.
The Bulls host Dallas on Saturday night.