The Bulls may have required 2OT to beat the hapless Wizards, but they got the win. Largely due to Derrick Rose's career high 37 points and first game winning shot [though it wasn't a buzzer beater]. Yeah, he took a lot of shots to get his points, and yeah he needs to improve his efficiency, but on a night where the Bulls needed a win, Derrick delivered in the clutch.
At 18-20, the Bulls aren't an elite team, but they do have plenty of margin for error to make the playoffs in the east if they have a really poor trip. At this point, even two wins on the trip would put them in great position going forward when the schedule softens again afterwards. That's right, prepare yourself for the worst on this road trip and when you're panicking remember that they can climb back out of the hole again.
As for the game, I only saw the two OT periods, so it's hard to give much of an analysis of the rest of the players and the rest of the game. I can only comment on how important this was to the Bulls playoff hopes, and how happy I was to see Rose get the game winner monkey off his back.
Hopefully a good sign for both those things going forward.