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Bulls’ Zach LaVine questionable, Otto Porter Jr. doubtful to face Wizards on Wednesday

Jim Boylen

The Chicago Bulls are listing small forward Otto Porter Jr. as doubtful and shooting guard Zach LaVine as questionable to play against the Washington Wizards on Wednesday.

Porter, who missed Monday’s game against the Phoenix Suns, is dealing with a shoulder injury. LaVine, meanwhile, has a right thigh contusion.

The Bulls defeated the Suns on Monday by a final score of 116-101. Chicago improved to 20-52 on the season.

Zach LaVine played 32 minutes and finished with 17 points, eight rebounds and seven assists while shooting 5-of-10 from the floor and 2-of-4 from the 3-point line. The high-flyer leads the Bulls in scoring this season at 23.7 points per game.

With the season coming to a close, some fans in Chicago want the Bulls to shut LaVine down for the rest of the year so he doesn’t get hurt going into the summer. LaVine, however, says he’s going to play as long as he’s not hurt.

The Bulls acquired Otto Porter Jr. from the Wizards at the February trade deadline. The swingman has played great ever since he came to Chicago.

Porter is averaging 17.5 points, 5.5 rebounds and 2.7 assists in 15 games with the team and shooting 48.3 percent from the field and 48.8 percent from beyond the arc.