Posted on April 30, 2014

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MonumentalNetwork.com: Top Tweets After Wizards Advance to 2nd Round / Courtside Report - Nene 4/30/14 / Tom Thibodeau Postgame Presser - 4/29/14 / Trevor Ariza Postgame - 4/29/14 / Nene Postgame Presser - 4/29/14 / John Wall & Bradley Beal Postgame Presser - 4/29/14 / Marcin Gortat Postgame - 4/29/14 / Randy Wittman Postgame Presser - 4/29/14 / Kirk Hinrich Postgame - 4/29/14 / Taj Gibson Postgame - 4/29/14 / Joakim Noah Postgame - 4/29/14 / Wizards Celebrate Series Win / Wizards Fast Break - 4/30/14 / Courtside Report - Bradley Beal 4/29/14 / Ted Leonsis On-Court Game 5 #WizBulls / Ariza On-Court Interview Game 5 #WizBulls / #WizBulls Game 5 4/29/14 / MSE Partners Express Support of NBA Commissioner Silver / #WizBulls Game 5 Gameday Blog

Daily Wizdom: Defense first leads to second round

Ted's Take: MSE Partners' Statement

Washington Post: Wizards fan wears ultimate troll jersey in Chicago / Closure: Wizards make the leap forward / Embracing the moment / ESPN had some bad Wizards-Bulls predictions / Wizards-Bulls Game 5 postgame wrap / Game 5: Best and worst / Wizards-Bulls: Game 5 halftime analysis

CSN Washington: Survive and advance / Wake-up call: Wittman convinces Wizards to 'believe in defense' / Wizards' Bradley Beal: defense 'won us the game' (VIDEO) / Chris Miller and J Michael on Wizards' big 3 / Wizards defeat Bulls 75-69 in Game 5 / J Michael on Wizards win and "contagious play" /Ariza 'Feeling good'Wizards second-round preview: Pacers or Hawks? / Wizards' Wall 'It all starts with me' (VIDEO) / How the Wizards beat the Bulls easier than many predicted / Wizards' Gortat : 'We are a good rebounding team' (VIDEO) / Wizards' owner Ted Leonsis: 'Not satisfied' (VIDEO) / Wizards' Nene on beating Bulls: 'We did it' (VIDEO) / Beal hits jumper with low shot clock (VIDEO) / Beal finishes Nene hustle with 3 (VIDEO) / Gortat's 'huge responsibility' for Poland (VIDEO) / Wizards ownership group's statement on NBA actions

Truth About It: Opening Statements: Wizards at Bulls, Playoff Game 5 - Emails from the Abyss / Wizards-Bulls Game 5 Watch Party: Tuesday Night, D.C., #WizardsTwitter

Wiz of Awes: Game 5: Wizards Close Series in Chicago, Advance to 2nd RND / Wizards vs. Bulls Game 5: Live Stream and More / NBA Playoffs 2014, Taj Gibson injury: Bulls' PF leaves with ankle injury / NBA Playoffs 2014: Wizards at Bulls final score: Washington wins 75-69, advances to second round with 4-1 series victory / Dance on, John Wall: A Poem / NBA Playoffs 2014: Washington Wizards troll ESPN analysts on twitter

Bullets Forever: NBA Playoffs 2014: Wizards finally come together at the perfect time / Wizards vs. Bulls final score: Washington's frontcourt leads Wizards into second round / Wizards vs. Bulls, NBA Playoffs 2014 Game 5 open thread (Part 2) / Wizards vs. Bulls, NBA Playoffs 2014 Game 5: Washington moves to second round

USAToday.com: Wall, Wizards eliminate Bulls with Game 5 victory / Back in playoffs, Wizards look to make most of run

SB Nation: Wizards close out Bulls in first round with 75-69 road win

CBS Sports: Wizards clamp down, KO Bulls in Game 5 for rare series win / Series in Review: Wizards put the Bulls away in five games

Bleacher Report: Wizards vs. Bulls: Game 5 Score and Twitter Reaction from 2014 NBA Playoffs / Fight Breaks Out in Stands During Game 5 of Bulls-Wizards Series / Wizards Enter 2nd Round of Playoffs Heavy Favorites Regardless of Opponent / Wizards Win 'Blood Fight' over Chicago

NBC Sports: Wizards advance following Game 5 win over Bulls

WJLA: Game 5: Wizards beat Bulls with 75-69 victory

New York Times: Wizards Oust Cold-Shooting Bulls

Hoop District: Game 5 Recap: Wizards 75, Bulls 69

District Sports Page: Nene Leads Wizards Past Bulls in First Round of Eastern Conference Playoffs

ESPN.com:  Wittman: 'Proud Of This Team' / Legler Impressed With Wizards / Wizards Hang On To Eliminate Bulls

Sports World Report: NBA Standings: Wizards Win Playoff Game Over Bulls For 4-1 Series To Advance To Second Round In East

Fox News: Wizards finish off cold-shooting Bulls

Newser:  Wall scores 24, Nene adds 20 and Wizards eliminate Bulls with 75-69 win in Game 5

SI.com: Three-pointers: Nene, Wall help Wiz eliminate Bulls, win first-round series

Chicago Clips:

Chicago Tribune: Video highlights: Wizards 75, Bulls 69 / izards eliminate Bulls with 75-69 victory / Watching the Bulls is a sentence / Video Bulls Hinrich They all hurt the same / Video Gibson disappointed after Game 5 loss / Derrick Rose takes contact on knee in game of one-on-one / Bulls end Game 5 as they began it, behind Wizards

Chicago Sun-Times: Bulls eliminated from playoffs in five games / Taj Gibson's early exit dooms Bulls down stretch / Taj Gibson shows he's ready for a starting role / Taj Gibson's relationship with Thibodeau helps fuel breakthrough

ABC 7 Chicago: Chicago Bulls eliminated from playoffs after 75-69 loss to Wizards in Game 5

Chicago Daily Herald: Playoff success not in the cards for Bulls

CSNChicago.com: Empty Tank: Bulls' season comes to a close with Game 5 loss / Taj Gibson's career year cut short by Game 5 ankle sprain / Bulls: Noah reveals knee injury, refuses to use it as excuse / Fatigued Bulls finally run out of gas in Game 5

ESPNChicago.com: Bulls' season still a success / Thibodeau to Bulls: Stop getting bullied

Bleacher Report: Biggest Needs for Chicago Bulls During 2014 Offseason

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April 28, 2014

In front of a sold out Verizon Center, the Wizards defeated the Bulls 98-89 to take a 3-1 lead in their opening round series. Washington jumped out to a 14-0 lead with the sharp shooting of Trevor Ariza who finished with a playoff career-high 30 points. John Wall recorded the first double-double of his playoff career with 15 points and 10 assists. Game 5 is this Tuesday night in Chicago where the Wizards won the first two games of the series. Game 5 also means the return of Nene after serving his one game suspension. Game 5 starts at 8:00PM at United Center and will be shown on Comcast SportsNet and TNT. Radio listeners can hear the game on WFED-AM 1500.