In a tightly contested matchup, the Chicago Bulls (39-42) narrowly edged past the Washington Wizards (15-66) with a 129-127 win.

Rookie Adama Sanogo delivered a standout performance, recording 22 points and an impressive 20 rebounds, surpassing his career highs to lead the Bulls to victory.

Chicago head coach Billy Donovan opted to rest key starters, including DeMar DeRozan, Nikola Vucevic, and Alex Caruso, following the team’s clinching of the ninth seed in the Eastern Conference.

The absence of key players provided an opportunity for Sanogo, who seized the moment with a remarkable 35-minute display on the court.

Javonte Green contributed 24 points, while Jevon Carter posted a double-double with 20 points and 12 assists for the Bulls.

Despite the Wizards’ efforts, including Corey Kispert’s 23 points and Deni Avdija’s 23 points and 12 rebounds, Washington’s five-game losing streak continues.

A youthful lineup for the Wizards, featuring contributions from Patrick Baldwin Jr. (19 points, 12 rebounds) and Tristan Vukcevic (career-best 19 points), showcased the team’s depth despite missing several regulars.