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Nene of the Washington Wizards hugs teammate John Wall at the end of Game 5 against the Chicago Bulls in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2014 NBA Playoffs at the United Center on April 29, 2014 in Chicago, Ill. The Wizards defeated the Bulls 75-69 to win the series four game to one. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Passionate, Physical Nene Helps Wizards Advance

The Wizards not only have finished off the Chicago Bulls in five games — giving the franchise its first playoff series win in nine years — but they also have at least a three-day layoff before the start of Round 2.

04/30/2014

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

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

Wizards Playoff Court

Wizards Ticket Prices Skyrocketing For First Home Playoff Game Since 2008

Ticket prices to see the Washington Wizards host their first playoff game since 2008 are skyrocketing in advance of Friday night’s Game 3 against the Chicago Bulls.

04/24/2014

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)

Wilbon: Winner of Wizards-Bulls ‘Ought to Get’ to Eastern Conference Finals

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.

04/24/2014

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

Bradley Beal (left) and John Wall of the Washington Wizards address the media following Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfiesnals against the Chicago Bulls on April 22, 2014 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. (Credit: Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)

John Wall: ‘Show Us Some Support … We’re Serious Right Now’ (Video)

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.”

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

Jimmy Butler #21 of the Chicago Bulls dunks over Bradley Beal #3 of the Washington Wizards in Game One of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2014 NBA Playoffs at the United Center on April 20, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Credit: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Matt Moore of CBS Sports: ‘Bulls to Blow Out Washington’ in Game 2

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.”

04/22/2014

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