The Washington Wizards and the Chicago Bulls will fight it out in Game 2 of the NBA 2014 Playoffs on Tuesday night with the Bulls looking to rectify their Game 1 loss – a result that should and could have gone their way, but ultimately they let a big lead slip in the final quarter. They can ill afford to replicate that mistake tonight. Game 2 will start at 9.30 p.m. ET and can be watched online through free live stream (details below).
The Bulls were looking comfortable, up 13 points in the third quarter of Game 1. However, the Wizards did not panic, and slowly ate away at that deficit, and in the fourth quarter they outscored the Bulls 30-18 to steal the victory and go 1-0 up the series.
The on the road win for the Wizards immediately wipes up the Bulls' home advantage, and if the Wizards can gain another win at the United Center in Chicago tonight then they would suddenly be looking very comfortable.
Washington will be hoping that Nene can be in as good form tonight as he was in Game 1. He scored 24 points and recorded eight rebounds in what was just his first start since late February. He made 11-of-17 shots, and proved too much for Defensive Player of the Year Joakim Noah.
For the Bulls meanwhile, Kirk Hinrich and D.J. Augustin scored 16 points each, but made just 10-of-31 from the field. The Bulls must improve their long range shooting, as they only managed 5-of-20 in Game 1.
Chicago will be desperate to claim the win tonight to pull the series back to 1-1 so that they can go on the road to Washington on level terms.
The Washington Wizards and the Chicago Bulls will start at 9.30 p.m. ET and can be watched on TV on the TNT network or online through free live stream by clicking here.