Despite losing 99-91 to the Chicago Bulls on Tuesday, the Wizards can take solace in knowing they at least belong in the conversation though they didn't play their best:
Derrick Rose gets the best of John Wall as the Wizards fall to the Bulls.
John Wall didn't attempt a single foul shot, even though he had a sizable shiner underneath his right eye with two deep scratches.
In the first of four regular-season meetings between the Wizards and Chicago Bulls, nothing is truly settled after Tuesday's game at Verizon Center.
It's very easy to take sports matchups for granted because over an 82-game season, there is always another intriguing battle coming around the corner.