Series: Bulls lead 2-1.
Last meeting: Wizards won 113-104 on March 19 in Washington.
Records: Wizards 39-39; Bulls 37-41.
Bulls probable starters ppg:
G Kirk Hinrich 15.6; G Ben Gordon 16.5; F Andres Nocioni 12.7; F Malik Allen 4.8; C Michael Sweetney 8.4
Wizards probable starters ppg:
G Antonio Daniels 9.4; G Gilbert Arenas 29.1; F Jared Jeffries 6.3; F Antawn Jamison 20.6; C Etan Thomas 4.8
Story line: Gilbert Arenas has averaged 31.3 points and six assists per game against the Bulls this season. The Wizards have struggled without the services of Caron Butler (sprained right thumb), who averages 17.3 ppg. After falling to the Bulls in two of the previous three meetings this season, Washington is in danger of losing a season series to the Bulls for the first time since 2000-01.
The Chicago Bulls look to maintain complete control of their playoff hopes and continue their push for the postseason as they host the Washington Wizards.
Chicago is tied with Philadelphia for eighth place in the Eastern Conference, but the Bulls own the tiebreaker with the 76ers by virtue of a better conference record. They also are one game behind Milwaukee and Indiana for sixth, and the fifth-place Wizards are just two games ahead of the Bulls.