The Bulls did not fall into a 3-0 hole with a gutsy effort in Game Three in Washington. Mike Dunleavy went off with 35 points and drew the focus of Washington’s defense. But it was Jimmy Butler who helped Chicago finish the game with a key 3-pointer late and some clutch free throws too.
Bradley Beal scored 25 points and John Wall had 23 for the Wizards.
The bigger news though was Nene getting ejected for a brief head-to-head encounter with Jimmy Butler in the third quarter. Nene and Butler clashed and Nene appeared to take it a little over the top and strike Butler with more than the tradition NBA shove. He was sent off and could face a suspension for Game Four.