49
      Friday
      80 / 53
      Saturday
      81 / 59
      Sunday
      84 / 62

      Nene dominates, Wizards rally past Bulls, 102-93

      Washington Wizards forward Nene, right, drives to the basket against Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah during the first half in Game 1 of an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series in Chicago, Sunday, April 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
      Washington Wizards forward Nene, right, drives to the basket against Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah during the first half in Game 1 of an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series in Chicago, Sunday, April 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
      CHICAGO (AP) - Nene dominated with 24 points, Trevor Ariza scored 18, and the Washington Wizards rallied from 13 down to beat the Chicago Bulls 102-93 in their playoff opener on Sunday night.

      John Wall scored 16 in his postseason debut. Marcin Gortat added 15 points and 13 rebounds, and the fifth-seeded Wizards pulled out the victory even though they looked like they were ready to be blown out.

      They cut a 13-point deficit to one in the third and trailed by three going into the fourth, before outscoring Chicago 18-6 over the final six minutes to come out on top in their first playoff appearance since 2008.

      Game 2 is Tuesday.

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