Everything went wrong for the Wizards in Game 2 -- blew a 17-point lead, missed 11 of 16 foul shots in the third and fourth quarters, trailed by 10 with seven minutes left in regulation, missed a chance to win it on the final shot and had three starters with five fouls -- but when this overtime game ended Tuesday they were headed home with a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series by winning again vs. the heavily favored Chicago Bulls at United Center. They were led in the 101-99 victory by Bradley Beal who scored 11 of his game-high 26 points in the fourth-quarter comeback, had 17 by Nene, 16 from John Wall and 10 from Martell Webster. Beal checked in with 5:15 left in regulation for Webster trailing 87-80 and scored nine of the Wizards' final 11 points. The Bulls were held without a field goal in the final four minutes. Beal had a chance to give the Wizards a one-point lead, but he only made 1 of 2 foul shots to leave the score tied at 91. His final shot at the buzzer to end it fell short. Nene scored the first six points of overtime to stake Washington a 97-91 lead, but the Bulls still had a chance. Kirk Hinrich missed the first of two free throws with 2.4 seconds left with the score 101-99. He intentionally missed the second one but the Bulls failed to collect the rebound. D.J. Augustin came off the bench to lead the Bulls with a playoff career-high 25 points. Taj Gibson had a playoff career-high with 22 points and 10 rebounds. No other reserve scored. Joakim Noah was one of two starters in double figures with 20 points and 12 rebounds. Hinrich scored 12. Wall scored seven points in the last 65 seconds of the first half to hold off a run by Chicago, which had cut into a 17-point deficit, to keep the Wizards ahead 56-49 but he didn't convert a field goal in the second half. He was 0-for-7, including overtime.
Wizards come from behind again to shock Bulls in OT
CSN Washington | Apr 23