Chicago's Joakim Noah and Wizards newcomer Paul Pierce exchanged minor shoves in the game, Derrick Rose's first in his latest return to NBA action.
Rose, working his way back from two major knee injuries that limited him to 10 games the previous two seasons, had 11 points in 14 first-half minutes for the Bulls. He did not play in the second half.
Bradley Beal added 11 points for the Wizards.
Rookie Nikola Mirotic scored 17 points for the Bulls, who shot 34 percent and had their 12-game preseason winning streak snapped.
Rose had nine points in the first five minutes of the game and shot 4 of 5, making an explosive fast-break layup where he weaved through two defenders on his way to the basket.
The point guard had struggled with shot during the Basketball World Cup last month in Spain, making just 15 of 59 field goals (25 percent), including 1 for 19 from 3-point range.
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