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Nene Hilario of the Washington Wizards drives against Joakim Noah of the Chicago Bulls in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals in the 2014 NBA Playoffs on April 29, 2014 at the United Center in Chicago, Ill. (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)

Wizards Outlast Bulls 75-69, Win Series 4-1

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.

04/29/2014

Bradley Beal of the Washington Wizards handles the ball against the Chicago Bulls during Game Four of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals on April 27, 2014 at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)

Up 3-1, Wizards Look To Finish Off Bulls

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.

04/28/2014

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 25: Trevor Ariza #1 of the Washington Wizards drives to the basket against Carlos Boozer #5 of the Chicago Bulls. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Wizards Defeat Bulls 98-89, Take 3-1 Lead

Even with the team’s “X-factor” suspended, the Washington Wizards had a No. 42 sitting next to the bench. The 57-year-old with graying hair couldn’t box out or grab a rebound, but owner Ted Leonsis waved his red towel and egged on a cheering crowd that chanted “Free Nene!”

04/27/2014

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 25: Nen #42 of the Washington Wizards scuffles with Jimmy Butler #21 of the Chicago Bulls in fourth quarter action of Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against the Chicago Bulls during the 2014 NBA Playoffs at the Verizon Center on April 25, 2014 in Washington, DC. Nen was ejected from the game when two technical fouls were called on the play. The Bulls won the game 100-97.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Nene Suspended for Game 4 After Altercation With Butler

Washington Wizard’s forward-center Nene has been suspended one game without pay for “head-butting and grabbing guard-forward Jimmy Butler of the Chicago Bulls around the neck with both hands and attempting to throw him down,” announced Saturday by Rod Thorn, President of Basketball Operations.

04/26/2014

Bulls guard Derrick Rose (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bulls Guard Derrick Rose Spotted on Bike Tour in D.C.

A photo snapped by a passerby and posted on Twitter showed Rose and his apparent tour guide stopped at a street corner on Constitution Avenue.

04/25/2014

The Washington Wizards huddle prior to the start of Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against the Chicago Bulls on April 22, 2014 at the United Center in Chicago, Ill. (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)

Wizards Seek Real Homecourt Advantage vs. 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.

04/25/2014

Chris Brown (credit: David McNew/Getty)

Top 5 Stories You May Have Missed This Week

Here’s what you may have missed, or if you didn’t, what’s worth re-reading this week (April 21-25).

04/25/2014

The Washington Wizards huddle prior to the start of Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against the Chicago Bulls on April 22, 2014 at the United Center in Chicago, Ill. (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)

Wizards Back In D.C. With 2-0 Lead Over Bulls

They are the 19th NBA team to win the first two on the road in a seven-game set, and all but three (1969 Warriors, 1994 Suns, 2005 Rockets) went on to capture the series.

04/23/2014

Jimmy Butler of the Chicago Bulls contests a shot by Bradley Beal of the Washington Wizards in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals during the 2014 NBA Playoffs at the United Center on April 22, 2014 in Chicago, Ill. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wizards Beat Bulls 101-99 In OT To Take 2-0 Series

Bradley Beal came on strong late in regulation to finish with 26 points, Nene scored six of his 17 in overtime and the Washington Wizards beat the Chicago Bulls 101-99 Tuesday to take a 2-0 lead in their first-round series.

04/23/2014

Nene of the Washington Wizards backs down Joakim Noah of the Chicago Bulls in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals during the 2014 NBA Playoffs at the United Center on April 20, 2014 in Chicago, Ill. The Wizards defeated the Bulls 102-93. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wizards Try To Go Up 2-0 Against Bulls

The Chicago Bulls trail the Washington Wizards 1-0 in their first-round playoff series after blowing a 13-point lead in the opener and will try to pull even on Tuesday.

04/21/2014

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