CHICAGO (AP) — Glen Rice scored 18 points, Marcin Gortat had 13 points and 10 rebounds, and the Washington Wizards beat the Chicago Bulls 85-81 on Monday night in the preseason opener for both teams.
Chicago’s Joakim Noah and Wizards newcomer Paul Pierce exchanged minor shoves in the game, Derrick Rose’s first in his latest return to NBA action.
Rose, working his way back from two major knee injuries that limited him to 10 games the previous two seasons, had 11 points in 14 first-half minutes for the Bulls. He did not play in the second half.
Bradley Beal added 11 points for the Wizards.
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