DeMar DeRozan On Bulls’ Loss To Lowly Wizards: ‘It Sucks’

After the Chicago Bulls (34-38) lost to the lowly Washington Wizards (14-58) last night (3/25) at home, DeMar DeRozan spoke to NBA reporters about the disappointing loss. 

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“It sucks,” DeRozan said, via NBC Sports Chicago. “All these games matter. You want to be playing good basketball towards this part of the season. 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.”

The Bulls lost to the Wizards by a final score of 107-105. DeRozan finished with 27 points, six assists and five steals in 37 minutes. 

Chicago fell to Washington despite the Wizards playing without Tyus Jones and Kyle Kuzma

“We gotta be playing the right way,” DeRozan said. “We missed shots. We turned the ball over. We let them feel themselves into the game. I think we gotta be more desperate.”

The Bulls are in ninth place in the Eastern Conference standings. If the regular season ended today, Chicago would face the Atlanta Hawks in the 9-10 play-in tournament game. 

“It’s really disappointing,” Bulls head coach Billy Donovan said. “Just calling it like it is. But I have a lot of respect for our guys and they’ve been professional all year long and they gave an effort to get back in the game. The disappointing part is you see this happen all the time in the NBA. Guys go out and teams come back and win games. It just speaks to none of us think we’re as good as we think we are because you have to show up and compete and perform, especially when you’re playing against guys who are desperate to keep a job.”

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