At the Capital One Arena, the Chicago Bulls (44-32) got a win they sorely needed by defeating the Washington Wizards (32-43) 107-94.
DeMar DeRozan scored 14 of his 32 points in the fourth quarter and Nikola Vucevic added 27 for Chicago, per ESPN.
The Bulls took a half-game lead over Toronto (43-32) for fifth place in the East, and they lead seventh-place Cleveland (42-33) by one-and-a-half games.
Chicago has played 12 of its last 15 on the road, but the Bulls now have only six games remaining in the regular seasonand the next five are at home. That homestand starts with hosting the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday, March 31.
Aneesah Morrowa six-foot-one power forward for the DePaul University women's basketball teamwas honored by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) with the 2021-22 Tamika Catchings National Freshman Player of the Year Award on March 29, according to a school press release.
Morrow will be recognized at the USBWA Awards Banquet hosted by the Missouri Athletic Club on Monday, April 11, in St. Louis. Last year's winner was University of Connecticut standout Paige Bueckers.
In addition, the Women's Basketball Coaches Association selected Morrow as its National Freshman of the Year; she has also been named to the Sports Illustrated All-American Second Team, among other honors.