The Chicago Bulls now have their longest win streak since 2011.
The team (26-10) beat the Washington Wizards 130-122 at the United Center on Jan. 7 to extend their win streak to nine games.
Zach LaVine led the way with 27 points. Nikola Vucevic had 14 rebounds.
Also, the Bulls and BMO Harris Bank partnered for their 4th Pride Nighta highlight of the Bulls' year-long Pride initiatives to support the LGBTQIA community in Chicagoon Jan. 7. Since 2016, the Bulls marched with BMO in Chicago's annual Pride Parade, a press release stated.
Pride Night kicked off with a pregame panel and reception with representatives from the Pat Tillman Foundation, GEP, White Claw Seltzer Works and Mike's Hard Lemonade. Panelists shared their experiences of navigating coming out with students from the Gay Straight Alliances (GSA) at Nobel Network Charter Schools. Recently, the Bulls adopted the GSA at Suder Montessori Magnet Elementary School and plan to support the annual CPS GSA Summit in June.
The Honorary Ball Presenter for the night was Jamiece Adams, co-founder of Swish Basketball ClubChicago's first queer, trans, BIPOC-centered basketball league and one of the Bulls' nonprofit partners. A Windy City Times article on Swish is at www.windycitytimes.com/lgbt/Nothing-but-net-Swish-creates-space-where-BIPOC-queer-athletes-can-feel-good-in-their-bodies-/72038.html .
At the top of the game, the Windy City Gay Chorus and Treble Quire from Windy City Performing Arts (WCPA) performed the national anthem.