CHICAGO -- Nene was dominant all night, he out hustle and outperformed Joakim Noah. Nene scored 24 points, while Trevor Ariza chipped in 18 points, as the Washington Wizards rallied from 13 points deficit to defeat the Chicago Bulls 102-93 in the playoff game 1 on Sunday night.
John Wall helped the Wizards by socring 16 in his postseason debut. Marcin Gortat added 15 points and 13 rebounds. Washington shooting was 49% and they outrebounded Chicago 45-39.
Kirk Hinrich and D.J. Augustin each scored 16 points, and Butler had 15 points for the Bulls.
Game 2 will be held on Tuesday in Chicago.