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The Chicago Bulls suffered a narrow loss to Washington on Monday, and forward DeMar DeRozan expressed frustration with his team’s performance.

According to K.C. Johnson of NBC Sports Chicago, DeRozan was disappointed that the Bulls didn’t capitalize on facing a depleted opponent nearing the end of the season.

He emphasized the importance of every game at this stage of the season and stressed the need for the team to play with urgency and determination in their remaining matches.

DeRozan emphasized the team’s resilience but urged them to avoid living on the edge in every game, calling for a relentless effort in their final 10 games without any excuses.

“All these games matter. You want to be playing good basketball towards this part of the season,” DeRozan said. “I’m pretty sure I’m going to be pissed off until we get back out on the court. We shouldn’t drop games like this right now.

“We’re resilient. But we can’t live on the edge every game. We gotta leave it out there these last 10 games. We can’t have no more excuses. We gotta play like your life depends on it.”