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"Wild physical play and shootout between Bulls and Wizards"

Chicago Bull Jimmy Butler and Washington Wizard Nene Hilario in physical confrontation
Chicago Bull Jimmy Butler and Washington Wizard Nene Hilario in physical confrontation
Photo by Win McNamee

Great three point shooting, physical plays that turned violent between players and an up and down fast tempo game gave fans the excitement of how a playoff game should be. Mike Dunleavy scored a whopping 35 points and hit eight three pointers which helped the Chicago Bulls avoid a 3-0 deficit.

Chicago Bull Jimmy Butler also gave some good plays on defense and offense down the stretch and ultimately got into a headbutting confrontation with Washington Forward-Center Nene Hilario. Nene was ejected for allegedly grabbing Butler and throwing a punch. It is not known whether Nene will be suspended for the next game.

If Nene is suspended, the Wizards will be without one of their important players on the offensive and defensive ends of the court.