In pursuit of their first two-game winning streak this season, the Wizards will not have Jordan Crawford tonight in Chicago.
Washington's leading scorer is out with a sore left ankle. Crawford played 34 minutes and scored a team-high 27 points in Friday's 105-97 win over Orlando, snapping the Wizards eight-game losing streak.
Garrett Temple, signed by the Wizards (4-23) on Christmas Day, will make his first start, replacing Shelvin Mack. Crawford and Temple, who scored 13 points and made his first six shots against Orlando, keyed a first half comeback after the Wizards trailed 25-8 midway through the first quarter.
In 28 games the Wizards have used 12 different starting lineups.