Wizards blitzed by Zach LaVine and the Bulls as they drop second straight

Mike DePrisco
NBC Sports Washington

For the second straight game, the Wizards were buried by a crippling second-half run by their opposition. 

After getting out to a four-point lead early in the fourth quarter thanks to a three-point bonanza from Davis Bertans, the Wizards gave up a 22-6 run to the Zach LaVine's Bulls and were never able to recover from it. 

Here are some of the top moments from the game before the Wizards travel to Toronto to take on the Raptors Friday. 

Streamer storm

During halftime, the United Center staff decided to release a ton of streamers into the crowd. Some teams opt for confetti after a win or throw t-shirts into the crowd during stoppages, so I guess someone working for the Bulls thought halftime streamers were a good idea. 

It went as well as you'd expect. 

The Bulls got out to an 11-point lead right after the half, so you could at least say the streamers brought them good fortune.

Well, good fortune for everyone except the guy in the video cleaning everything up and the person who has to go up and get the streamers down that got stuck on the jumbotron. 

Bertans torches the nets once again

Davis Bertans had played well in his first two games back from a quad injury, but entering Wednesday night he hadn't yet put on a three-point frenzy to energize the entire Wizards sideline. 

Then during the fourth quarter when Washington needed a boost, Bertans nailed three-straight triples to put his team up four points early in the fourth. 

It wasn't enough in the end as the Bulls simply made more plays and hit their open looks down the stretch. Though as Bertans regains his feel on the floor after missing nine games, opposing defenses will have to remember how dangerous he can be from deep. 

Beal finds Payton at the buzzer

Shocking upsets of the Heat, Celtics and Nuggets are nice, but nothing compares to seeing Bradley Beal on the floor leading the Wizards offense. 

And at the end of an extremely productive first half for the soon-to-be three-time All-Star, Beal made a great play finding Gary Payton II right before the buzzer. 

When Beal pulled out a nasty step-back with less than three seconds left, you had to feel like he was shooting a contested jumper. But to have the presence of mind to know exactly how much time is left and to notice a teammate cutting backdoor?

These are the types of plays only players of Beal's caliber make on a night-to-night basis. 

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