Paul Pierce had 22 points, and the Washington Wizards beat the Chicago Bulls 105-99 on Wednesday night, despite Derrick Rose’s season-high 32.
Paul Pierce stuck a finger in Joakim Noah’s face in the 1st quarter of the Wizards-Bulls preseason opener, then later Kevin Seraphin set a brutal pick on Jimmy Butler, and the 2 teams fought all game long, in the preseason.
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.
John Wall finished with 24 points, Nene scored 20, and the Washington Wizards beat the Chicago Bulls 75-69 on Tuesday night to clinch their first-round series in five games.
Drew Gooden knows what it is like to play for a team that blew a 3-1 lead, so he won’t breathe easy until the Washington Wizards finish off the Chicago Bulls.
If empty seats are any indication, the Washington Wizards are just as big of a surprise in their own city as they are to the rest of the NBA.
Michael Wilbon believes the winner of the Wizards-Bulls series should advance all the way to the Eastern Conference Finals, he told the Junkies on Tuesday.
John Wall says the Wizards were “trying to leave a statement” in taking a 2-0 series lead over the Bulls on Tuesday, and his message to skeptical fans: “Show us some support … we’re serious right now.”
The Wizards shifted the balance of power with a win in Game 1 of their series with the Bulls, but that could be short-live, one NBA expert for CBS Sports, Matt Moore, predicts: “Bulls to Blow Out Washington.”
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.