Mike Wise

Nene is nice.

Scott Gleeson

Noah drills a forward-spinning jumper, big one #Bulls 5:30ish left

Michael Lee

Professor Andre Miller #wizards

Mike Prada

Petition for a sixth player.

Sean Cunningham

Huge Toyota Sports Extra - News10 11:35p - Features on Vivek Ranadive, Mitch Richmond, future of Rudy Gay, Isaiah Thomas & much more.

Mike Wise

More of the two-man game. Nene and Miller working nicely together.

Jonathan Feigen

If you could pick any gm to attend today, which would it be? The guy that actually does make that choice, @jamesfgoldstein, chose Hou-Por.

Mike Wise

John Wall sent back to bench. Maybe Randy Wittman is waiting for the commercial timeout.

Kerry Eggers

Every Toyota Center seat covered with red "This is H-Town 2014 playoffs" T-shirt. Rocket fans in concourse revved up, to say the least

Ryan Wolstat

They're letting Stamkos stay in the game? Hockey is messed, man.

Ralph Lawler

Get Well Craig. Know that you are in our thoughts. Stay the course and get well, soon.

John Schuhmann

At least tonight, I can watch through TNT Overtime: on.nba.com/96hpkQ #NoNBAinmyhotel

Kamenetzky Brothers

Very ironic to see an ad where Boozer is presented as a defensive obstacle during the 4Q of a game where he's sitting because of his D. AK

Mike Prada

Nene’s minutes limit has been upped to infinity.

Mike Wise

You gotta make some free throws in the fourth to win this. Gotta.

Brett Pollakoff

Seeing the clip of confetti raining down and Gilbert Arenas on the scorer’s table. Which year did the Wizards win the title again?

Sean Cunningham

The great @RealTracyMorgan is live tweeting Game of Thrones. Life is complete!

Robby Kalland

LARRY HUGHES/GILBERT ARENAS HIGHLIGHTS!!! *swoons*

Frank Isola

I'm watching Yannick Noah watch Joakim Noah. The dad cheers louder than the Heat media. That's how into it Yannick is.

Gary Lee

Check out these funny moments from the Lakers’ exit interviews. I laughed and you probably will too. Enjoy. bit.ly/1jY219F

Jabari Davis

"@tcopain: So in other news, why do people hate King Joffrey?" It allll started with what he did to our boy Ned.

Dave McMenamin

My Spurs-Mavs Game 1 column: Pop breaks out some vintage Duncan espn.go.com/nba/playoffs/2…

Chuck Swirsky

Bulls going small..DJ-Hinrich-Butler on the floor

Jorge Sierra

I have to say I had given up on DJ Augustin a long time ago. But what a player for Chicago.

Chuck Swirsky

Bulls 79-76 839 left 4th

Aggrey Sam

Andre Miller making an impact for the Wizards.

Mike Prada

Just awful, Andre Miller. Have to tag Butler off much better than that.

Aggrey Sam

Nice oop from Jo to Jimmy.

Mike Prada

No amount of ticky tack fouls are going to convince these teams to stop playing physically, refs.

Mike Wise

Andre Miller, Nene and Bradley Beal got to get a three-man going or the Wizards are going to be in trouble.

Dwight Jaynes

Giant screens are all the rage in Texas. http://t.co/G0FDdbC5bo

Casey Philip

Wizards shots all short, need to get their legs into it more now that the playoff adrenaline is wearing off. #WizBulls #dcrising

Vincent Goodwill

Even Thibs taking time out from an intense game to wish Craig Sager well...shows how respected he is at his craft

Dwight Jaynes

Rockets fans armed with thunder sticks and wearing their red T-shirts. Going to be loud in this joint. #BlazersTalk

Chris Herring

I love that Nene is healthy enough to play in this series. Wizards are a really fun, complete team when they're at full strength.

Amin Elhassan

This pic of Paul George fishing is BEGGING @insidethenba to clown hard (via @Ramona Shelburne ) instagram.com/p/nCDd-qHMlG/

Scott Gleeson

Bulls in control 75-72 vs. Wiz after 3 Qs. Should be a good last quarter #NBAPlayoffs

Chuck Swirsky

Love the tweets....awesome commentary from our twitter world and listeners on Bulls Radio Net ESPN 1000 and SiriusXM 217

Chuck Swirsky

4th Q coming up--how do the Bulls seal the deal?

Jabari Davis

"@Ramona Shelburne: For some reason this shot of Paul George out fishing on his off day makes me... instagram.com/p/nCDd-qHMlG/" ahem.. @NBAonTNT

Nick Friedell

These two teams are evenly matched through 3. Bulls up 75-72. Augustin has 12 points -- but he is just 2-for-10 from the field.

Rob Peterson

Pop's message to Craig Sager via Craig Sager Jr. is perfect. "We want your fanny back on the court." youtu.be/-K8eV2JfAWU

Amin Elhassan

Seeing Harrington reminds me of time he got T'd up at end of Knicks Clips game for slapping the board after a dunk -- for 2d time that game

Kris Willis

Hawks vs Pacers: Indiana mulling changes in advance of Game 2 sbn.to/1mtpToV

Chuck Swirsky

Bulls 75-72 after 3 Bulls 42% fg yet up 3--FTS 16-19 Bulls OR -11- Wash 6

Mike Prada

In one sense, Wiz lucky to only be down three. In another, they should be winning.

Sean Highkin

Bulls lead 75-72 after three.

Chris Herring

That's incredible that Thibodeau never even played Boozer in 47 fourth quarters. Wow. Real accountability.

Mike Prada

Jimmy Butler has all these lob passes timed. Lucky that was a foul.

David Baumann

Colts TE Weslye Saunders joins us LIVE Monday at 7:15am ET! Download the free 810 CBS App & listen in! instagram.com/p/nCFlHCOzP7/

Payal Doshi

Wow this stat: 47 times out of 76 game played this season, Carlos Boozer sat on the bench the entire 4Q.

Matt Watson

Someone had too much fun at EASTERFEST™ 2K14 instagram.com/p/nCFcYLGety/

Steve Aschburner

Booker's been all over Gibson from get-go, cheap-suit style. Ref Jones whistles it, tell him to knock it off.

Steve Aschburner

Martell Webster clearly has on his mind upping the Wizards' 3FGAs.

Steve Aschburner

Everyone ready to go, but extended TV timeout has 'em all standing around waiting for green light.

Scott Cacciola

Advanced analytics: I think the Bobcats are in trouble.

Chuck Swirsky

Wizards shooting a whopping 69% fg in 3rd 9 of 13 Bulls 47%

Sean Highkin

Even at a playoff game, the United Center crowd gets most turnt up for the Dunkin Donuts race.

Michael Lee

Fan behind me is a candidate for Most Terrible Heckler: "The #wizards don't even play in a state!"

Mike Wise

Here's what this game comes down to: can the Wizards get more out of their second unit in the fourth quarter. Depth is going to win this.

Kerry Eggers

Clyde "The Glide" Drexler stepped into press room to pay respects. Trail Blazer legend calling games as TV analyst for Rockets network

Chip Crain

Episode 27 – 3SOB Radio 4/19/14 (Hour Two) wp.me/p23eba-4o2

Jeff McDonald

From today: It wasn't exactly a Willis Reed moment, but Duncan's Game 1 comeback keys resurrection for Spurs expressnews.com/sports/spurs/a…

Dwight Jaynes

You know it’s a big game when Jimmy Goldstein is here. He is resplendent in shiny pants and leather coat and hat. #Blazers

Chuck Swirsky

Bulls 73-70 247 left 3rd

Kerry Eggers

There's a pretty good smattering of #blazers fans in Toyota Center. @LaMarcus Aldridge was high-fiving some as he went out for early shooting

Casey Philip

The @washwizards have clawed their way back into it, cutting a 12 point lead to 1 with 3:20 to play in the 3rd. #WizBulls #dcrising

Mike Wise

Something about Trevor Ariza. Not just his stroke, but he's such a calming presence with the way he plays with his team down.

Michael Lee

#wizards on 13-2 run to get back in the game. Then Kirk Hinrich pulls out the old man tricks

Steve Aschburner

Jimmy Butler would make a dynamite defensive back. #picksix

Aggrey Sam

Wizards cut it to 1.

Steve Luhm

Jazz coach Tyrone Corbin meets with management Monday. bit.ly/1eVQbOx

Mike Tokito

Not that this is any surprise, by Victor Claver and Allen Crabbe are on inactive list for #Blazers.

Michael Lee

Wasn't very Polish Hammerish but it'll do #wizards

Steve Aschburner

Nene is sucking the air out of United Center. No, not with his performance for visiting Wiz -- he's tuckered and really sucking the air.

Aggrey Sam

Gortat and Ariza hyping themselves up before play resumes...Kirk proceeds to hit a J over Gortat

Micah Hart

After yesterday's win, we have a special offer on playoff tickets for ALL home games. Use promo code PLAYOFFS here: bit.ly/1fdJphu

Chip Crain

Episode 27 – 3SOB Radio 4/19/14 (Hour One) wp.me/p23eba-4nW

KC Johnson

For someone whose floor game has really grown and who averaged 8.8 assists, John Wall throws a lot of casual passes.

Chuck Swirsky

21,694 -sellout....UC is rockin

Steve Aschburner

Ref David Jones T's up Hinrich going into timeout. #nomonkeebusiness

Mike Prada

I have never seen Trevor Ariza yell on the basketball court.

Steve Aschburner

When you blow 3rd and 4th chances, they should debit your 2nd-chance points total.

Chuck Swirsky

Wiz on a 6-0 run..Bulls 69-63 ..Hinrich Teched up 512 left 3rd

KC Johnson

Hinrich T'd up during this timeout. Been brewing all game.

Michael Lee

#wizards need Bradley Beal to start shooting like Mike Dunleavy #wizards

Nick Friedell

Dunleavy has 11 points in 5:30. He turned things around quickly.

Mike Tokito

Newly posted: #Blazers-Rockets pregame: Teams took different approaches to preparing for series oregonlive.com/blazers/index.…

Scott Gleeson

Bulls being pass-happy and it paid off on that possession

Bob Finnan

Cleveland Cavaliers: Bob Finnan's 2013-14 report card bit.ly/1kQyyj3

Mike Wise

Bradley Beal now 2 of 8. Wizards can't win without him finding some rhythm.

Mike Prada

Gortat has not played well against Chicago this season, and that’s continued.

Aggrey Sam

Wizards backcourt is 6-20

Steve Aschburner

Nene-Wall get steal that leads to Wall fb dunk. Wittman implores Wiz to get it done on D.

Erik Gundersen

Join us for our pre-game Blazers-Rockets live chat columbian.com/news/2014/apr/…

Chuck Swirsky

Bulls 10-3 run 3rd

Mike Prada

Wall can’t let Kirk do that.

Steve Aschburner

Ariza backs away from Hinrich, cuz of Dunleavy behind him. So Hinrich finishes w. reverse lay. CHI 64, WAS 51, 9:49 3Q.

Nick Friedell

Bulls on a 10-3 run to start 3rd. They're trying to end this thing early. Wizards D better find itself quickly.

Chuck Swirsky

Bulls 64-51 #rd 949 left 3rd..Dunleavy 8-3rd Q points

Scott Gleeson

Wizards timeout as Bulls lead 64-51 early in 3Q

Aggrey Sam

10-3 Bulls run to start the 3rd, Wizards timeout...Bulls now up 13

Michael Lee

Mike Dunleavy no longer has jitters #wizards

Scott Gleeson

And there's the trey for Dunleavy #Bulls

Scott Gleeson

After a horrendous first period, Mike Dunleavy starts the 2nd half with a bucket #goodsign #BULLSvWIZARDS

Nick Friedell

Dunleavy hits his first two shots after missing all five in the first half. Bulls need his offense.

KC Johnson

Love that play call. Dunleavy 0-for-5 in first half. Thibodeau sets up play on opening possession of second for open 3-pointer.

Zach Lowe

Underrated one-handed rebounder: Jimmy Butler. Having a really nice all-around game so far.

Steve Aschburner

Nene 14p for Wizards 1H, in 15:55. Most he played in 5g after missing 21 games w. L MCL spain: 24:17. Hasn't topped 30m since Feb.

Aggrey Sam

That was big for Dunleavy's confidence.

Chuck Swirsky

Bulls have closed the gaps on 3s...only 4 taken in 1st half..

Chuck Swirsky

Bulls have shut down Beal--Butler smothering D Butler 9pts 5 reb

Rick Bonnell

I'm headed back to Charlotte. @tomsorensen has selflessly agreed to remain in Miami. #servingreaders

Mike Prada

Offensive rebounds are more about after-effects of being in rotation than inside positioning. Wiz were getting over screens early, not late.

KC Johnson

Wizards attempted an average of 20.8 3-pointers per game during regular season. Shot 4 in first half.

Kurt Helin

I find the Old Spice mom commercials disturbing.

Rick Bonnell

Heat doesn't even feel the need to practice tomorrow.

Michael Lee

What adjustments will Randy Wittman make? Got to find a way to get more 3-pt attempts. Nene's balling, floor should open up, right? #wizards

Ted Davis

#Bucks. On Easter Sunday at my in-law's Church in Houston area Lyle Lovett sang with the band today! How COOL is THAT! #waycool!

Kurt Helin

Kemba Walker crosses up James Jones then drains three (VIDEO) dlvr.it/5RvNST

Chuck Swirsky

Thoughts on the 2nd half Bulls fans and yes I read every tweet--thank you.

Chuck Swirsky

FT shooting----Bulls 14-17 82% Wiz 12-21 57% Wiz bigs: 3-9FTS

Michael Lee

CHI bench has clearly been the difference so far. Bulls second unit outscored #wizards reserves, 22-6 in first half

Payal Doshi

Chicago only scored 100 (5 times) this season. They are on pace to score 108 at this rate. @NBAonTNT

Michael Lee

Nene is 7 for 10 so far but John Wall & Bradley Beal are a combined 5 of 17. CHI can't be too mad about that #wizards

James Ham

From earlier today - Sunday Musings: Salary cap jump adds intrigue to Sacramento Kings’ wild summer shar.es/Tw4YF

Lang Whitaker

Wade returns in full, while Heat just keep winning hangtime.blogs.nba.com/2014/04/20/wad…

David Thorpe

On the list of "career saved by a good coach", DJ Augustin ranks highly. #coachesleague

Rick Bonnell

I don't think the issue with Al Jefferson will be availability, but rather effectiveness. Heat will put him a zillion pick-and-rolls.

Michael Lee

CHI ended 2ndQ on 17-8 run. #wizards trail 54-48 at halftime. Nene has 14. John Wall has 12. DJ Augustin leads #bulls with 12.

Amin Elhassan

Washington was top 10 in defensive rebound % this year, corralling over 3/4 of opponent misses but you wouldn't know it from that 1st half

Mike McGraw

Since all-star break, Bulls are 14-0 when scoring 100 pts. Have 54 at halftime.

Mike McGraw

Tony Snell played entire 2ndQ. Not a huge surprise, considering Dunleavy had a rough 1stQ and Bulls played relatively well.

KC Johnson

Sure, just like we all predicted: Bulls on pace for 108 points.

Marc J. Spears

NBA admits missed call in Warriors' Game 1 win over LAC,but is the transparency for referees worth it after the fact? yhoo.it/1eSqE8t

Chuck Swirsky

Bulls 54-48 at the break. DJ 12---8 of 8 from the line Boozer-Butler each with 9 Nene-14 Wall-12

Nick Friedell

Bulls up 54-48 at the half. Augustin leads the Bulls with 12 points. Hinrich had 10. Nene had a big first half for the Wizards with 14.

Brett Pollakoff

Snell shoots 32 percent from three, and fans pretend like it’s definitely going in as soon as he raises up.

Scott Gleeson

Bulls are getting mad second chance points tonight...Bulls lead Wizards 54-48 at the half #NBAPlayoffs

Amin Elhassan

Being good is good, but that'll get ya Drew Gooden

Mike Prada

Gooden’s too high there, but Wall didn’t help him by not fighting through that screen.

Mike McGraw

DJ's eyes lit up when he saw it was Gooden, not Nene, guarding the hoop.

Chuck Swirsky

DJ with 11..the hoop and harm on Gooden

Chris Miller

#Wizards have left 9 points on the charity strip already. Something to follow this game.

Michael Lee

Refs are clearly rewarding aggressive play, but #wizards are blowing it by missing all of these FTs. WAS is 12-21 so far

KC Johnson

Washington 25th in FT percentage during regular season. 12-for-21 thus far.

Scott Gleeson

Lightning quick coast to coast, @John Wall Dude is one of the fastest in the league. Takes 2-3 secs tops

Nick Friedell

Most surprising stat of the night so far: Tony Snell has racked up 11 minutes.

Chuck Swirsky

Hinrich's 3rd foul Bulls 51-46 late 1st half

Aggrey Sam

Taj and Kirk making it happen.

Chuck Swirsky

If you're here at the UC..you're making this place rock

Steve Aschburner

Lot of same tweeps trying to get Taj Gibson to trend will be shoving him at Knicks when Carmelo chatter fires up in July.

Chuck Swirsky

Taj Gibson is a man...when he has the ball near the rim get out of the way or you're on a poster

Chris Miller

Bulls bench outscoring Wiz 19-6. Drew Gooden is about to check in. Chicago leading 49-44

Nick Friedell

Taj Gibson is starting to feel it. He's got 8 points and 4 rebounds. Looks like he's going to start going crazy -- in a good way for Bulls.

Mike Prada

Offensive rebound issues often caused by dribble penetration. Guards were doing much better earlier, struggling a bit now.

Payal Doshi

Taj Gibson putting in work! The Bulls take the lead! #WizardsVsBulls

Chuck Swirsky

Bulls 49-44..232 left 1st half Taj with 8pts 4 reb DJ 9pts 7-7 fts

Steve Aschburner

Klay Thompson thinks the Bulls are in the china shop, or something like that. CHI 49, WAS 44, 2:32 2Q.

Michael Lee

I know Randy Wittman likes to ride the pony, but Nene is gassed. Has to find somebody to keep up with Taj Gibson #wizards

Mike Wise

Wizards officially rattled after a Chicago run puts Bulls up 49-44 with 2:32 left in half.

Scott Gleeson

Taj Gibson brings so much energy to this Bulls squad. United Center going bonkers now #Bulls

Aggrey Sam

Taj providing a big lift, back-to-back buckets...Bulls have some momentum

Mike Wise

The Wizards knew this was going to be a scrum of bodies and hipchecks. Which is why they can't leave 7 points at the FT line in a half.

Mike McGraw

This is like a preseason game free throw pace -- 33 so far

Scott Gleeson

Kirk Hinrich trey ball puts Bulls up 45-42 with less than 4 mins left #NBAPlayoffs

Michael Lee

#wizards have to stop fouling. CHI has 23 pts this Q but 12 have come from FT line

Mike Wise

Sweet downfield block by @Marcin Gortat. He's an O-lineman in a big's body.

Chuck Swirsky

Bulls take 1st lead

Brett Pollakoff

It’s a crime that dunk from Nene won’t count.

Michael Lee

Marcin Gortat set the most obvious moving screen in NBA history to get Nene open for dunk. He training to be an offensive lineman? #wizards

Mike Prada

Obviously the Wizards are the first team that gets called for their big man holding a defender’s arm.

Chuck Swirsky

DJ at stripe 5-5fts tied at 40

Scott Gleeson

The only dudes to stop Nene tonight might be the refs #Wizards

Steve Aschburner

Gortat moved Noah out of Nene's way like he was a chest of drawers.

Aggrey Sam

Wizards playing football out here.

Mike McGraw

Bulls have closed the FTA gap to 15-14

Aggrey Sam

Wonder how long Thibs lets Jimmy rest.

Mike Prada

What a pass by Gortat. Few do the short roll better. Or the long roll, matter of fact.

Scott Gleeson

As great of a player as John Wall is, his long-range jumper is still suspect #NBAPlayoffs

Aggrey Sam

Maybe that gets him going a little.

Kerry Eggers

#Blazers have lost six of their last eight regular-season meetings with Rockets

Tim Kawakami

Mark Jackson on the mood after the Warriors’ Game 1 victory, David Lee’s nervy performance, and Van Gundy’s co... bit.ly/1johb4T

Tim Kawakami

David Lee on going up vs. Blake Griffin: “I’ve got a very difficult match-up–I thought I did a pretty good job... bit.ly/QpRzO2

Casey Philip

Nene playing inspired basketball, definitely winning the inside battle. Noah only has 2, Gibson 4 #WizBulls #dcrising

Aggrey Sam

Votes already in and small sample size, but for people who don't see Jo much, this Nene 1st 1/2 might make them think he isn't DPOY-worthy.

Mike Wise

Not that I would play Drew Gooden crazy minutes, but if Trevor Booker doesn't wake up Randy Wittman might want to get him some run.

Ryan McNeill

JGivens performs an acapella version of "The Lamb Slain" - youtu.be/1KIguLJl_XQ

Chuck Swirsky

Wizards 37-35 556 left 1st half Nene with 14pts Boozer-Butler each with 9

John Canzano

I'll hit @KGWNews at 5p LIVE from Houston for Rockets-Blazers Game 1 warmup. Jefferson High's Terrance Jones here. ow.ly/i/5iVji

Steve Aschburner

Nene putting up challenge for DPOY favorite Noah. Ballots deadline was Thursday though.

Mike Wise

Nene knocking them down. He's got 14 already.

Shandel Richardson

The guy in charge of pregame orders on the road comes up big in Game 1: sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h…

Scott Gleeson

D.J. Augustin looks sloppy so far

Mike Prada

Nene is by far the Wizards’ best mid-range shooter. Ranked 11th among those with 100 attempts from 16-24 feet.

Michael Lee

Trevor Booker looks a tad overwhelmed out here #wizards

Nick Friedell

Nene is killing the Bulls. He's got 14 already. Bulls don't have an answer right now.

Ryan McNeill

"Eyes Like Judas" by Jackie Hill - youtube.com/watch?v=nFrFRf…

Scott Gleeson

Nene is in straight up beast mode in this game. #Wizards

Mike McGraw

Surprised at this stat from today's Washington Post -- Andre Miller is 0-9 in playoff series over his career.

Chris Herring

Because Asik & Lin are good? MT @sanaimarie: Curious: Why does media say Morey can flip Lin & Asik, but that NYK cant move its contracts?

Mike Prada

Kirk Hinrich is hearing footsteps. (Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports) http://t.co/q4Xw3HAV09

Sam Smith

Both teams in penalty with 8:18 left in second quarter. Officials get time and a half for long game

Brendan Bowers

Next time Cavs make playoffs, hope @iamKrayzieBone drops their postseason anthem

Steve Aschburner

Having Nene as a key guy in this series will be a real help on Twitter updates. #onenamefourcharacters

Amin Elhassan

Here we go, @ProHoopsHistory gonna give us a Sam Lacey story or seven

Sam Smith

Jimmy Butler's activity in lanes--second steal on skip pass--and helping on boards w/team hi 4 keeping Bulls in, down 30-29

Steve Aschburner

Nene is playing aggressively and already is a lightning rod for Chicago crowd in series.

Sean Highkin

I don’t really know Taylor Swift lyrics or I’d think of something to say about Butler. He’s been great so far.

Chris Herring

Jimmy Butler still has a ways to go to refine his offensive game. But he gets to the line an absolute ton.

Aggrey Sam

Jimmy's doing everything right now...we already know he comes to play in the postseason from last year

Michael Lee

That was a terrible call. At what basket was Jimmy Butler going to shoot? He collided with Nene with his back to the rim #wizards

Chuck Swirsky

Butler playing out of his mind....incredible energy

Steve Kyler

NBA VIDEO: Josh McRoberts Posterizes the Birdman bit.ly/1jrAyeJ @BBallInsiders

Alex Kennedy

NBA VIDEO: Josh McRoberts Posterizes the Birdman bit.ly/1kQrKlu

Mike Prada

Jimmy Butler’s going to be a problem.

Scott Gleeson

The Joakim Noah-Nene dogfight is gonna be fun to watch this series #NBAPlayoffs

Nick Friedell

Jimmy Butler has had a solid first half -- on both ends. Very aggressive and looks confident. He's got 9 points already.

Chuck Swirsky

Nene picks up his 2nd foul..Butler's second steal. Bulls down 30-29 845 left 2nd Q

KC Johnson

If he keeps playing like this, Jimmy Butler might not come out the entire postseason.

Mike McGraw

That's two fouls on Nene

Aggrey Sam

Jo gets on the board.

Sean Highkin

Raucous “MVP” chants as Jo goes to the line for the first time.

Scott Gleeson

"MVP" chants coming for @Joakim Noah at the foul line. #Bulls

Chuck Swirsky

Wizards shooting Bulls 5 team fouls

Mike McGraw

Fortunately for Bulls, Wizards are just 7 for 14 at foul line.

Mike Prada

Would not surprise me if we saw Melee A Nene at some point in this series.

Michael Lee

Melee A Nene might be CHI's best strategy to slow him down #wizards

Steve Aschburner

Crowd at United Center might not know the actual personal fouls count (12 Bulls, 5 Wizards) but they're booing like they do.

Mike Wise

Nazr Mohammed has three fouls in two minutes. That's like Greg Kite numbers.

Nick Friedell

As Thibs would say: The Bulls are getting some "tough whistles" right now. Wiz are just 7-for-13 from the line.

Mike McGraw

Holy cow, Wizards in bonus at 9:32 mark of 2ndQ. FTs are already 14-3.

Sean Highkin

Two quick fouls on Nazr and the Bulls are already in the penalty at the 9:32 mark. Joakim Noah checking back in.

Chuck Swirsky

Nazr's 3rd foul in 2 min 2nd Q

KC Johnson

Bulls in penalty for 9:32.

Aggrey Sam

Webster looks a bit shaken up, misses the FT...Bulls don't get goaltend on Jimmy drive and foul

Michael Lee

He would be called Martell WebsFOUR if he ever hit the FT #wizards

Steve Luhm

Full disclosure: Would have hated a 13-12 game if deadlines had been an issue. Not so this afternoon.

Scott Gleeson

Tony Snell follows up a big bucket by fouling a three-point shooter. Not so good.

Aggrey Sam

Webster looks a bit shaken up, misses the FT.

Mike McGraw

Snell hits first playoff jumper, but gives Martell Webster a 4-pt opportunity

Aggrey Sam

Tony hits his 1st-ever playoff shot attempt, then fouls Webster on a trey on the next possession.

Mike Baldwin

OKC Barons: Breaking down the first-round series vs. Texas tinyurl.com/lw3wetv

Mike Baldwin

OKC Barons: Texas will provide Barons with a formidable challenge in first-round playoff series tinyurl.com/mcrmmaf

Aggrey Sam

Beal over DJ in the post...a lot of size vs. him on D (Wall and Miller at the 1, Beal if he switches)

Steve Luhm

Why I enjoy covering Triple-A baseball: Salt Lake trails, 11-0, after the top of the first. Ends up losing to Albuquerque, 13-12.

Amin Elhassan

Nene too strong for Noah and too quick for Nazr.

Frank Isola

A few years ago I bumped into Steve Kerr on a beach in San Diego. We didn't talk Knicks back then. He was playing catch with Chris Chandler.

Mike Wise

Craig Sager is a peripheral friend I see maybe three times a year now. But for all the shtick, he's always been genuine. #getwellsager

KC Johnson

Seems mandatory to have "ageless" and "Andre Miller" in the same sentence. Or at least "crafty."

Tom Haberstroh

Check that: 7 years since last Gm 1 in Houston. They were a rare homecourt No. 5 seed vs. No. 4 Utah in 2007. Lost in 7.

Mike McGraw

Bulls did well to get out of that 1stQ trailing by 2. Boozer off to good start w/ 9 pts. Tony Snell getting his first playoff run.

Mike Prada

Wizards keep fronting the post, overplaying with weakside help. You can live with Butler doing that.

Aggrey Sam

Jimmy is queitly going to work early.

Frank Isola

Good news: I bumped into Steve Kerr in Chicago. Bad news: He ain't talking about anything coaching related, and that includes the Knicks.

Sean Highkin

Cool Ray Allen Celtics jersey, fan right below the press box.

Steve Aschburner

Wizards 24, Bulls 22, 1Q. Martell Webster lobbies ref David Jones after horn, re: blocking foul vs. Boozer, last min. Jones: Nope.

Gary Lee

MT @Lakers_Examiner: The Lakers currently having 6.3% to win the lottery. #2014NBADraft #Lakers http://t.co/JjuEuqhDOL

Mike Prada

Y’all, this’ll be Randy Wittman’s first between-quarter interview … ever?

Sam Smith

Same old Bulls. Where would they be without Carlos Boozer, leading team w/9 pts and tied most rebs and assists. 24-22 Wiz after one

Chuck Swirsky

Wizards 24-22 end of 1 Boozer with 9pts Nene with 8 Bulls 43% yet down by only 2

Sean Highkin

Wizards lead 24-22 after one quarter.

Scott Gleeson

NBA on TNT crew pays tribute to Craig Sager usat.ly/1h06kB1 via @forthewin

Dwain Price

The #Mavs held Danny Green scoreless. And he got off only 2 shots. It's the 7th time this year Green failed to score in a game.

Mike Wise

Carlos Boozer outplaying Marcin Gortat through one quarter. That's why the Bulls are within 2, 24-22, after one.

Mike Prada

Not sure about that call. Webster snuck out of the cylinder, appeared set.

KC Johnson

Boozer has averaged 17.6 points and 11.3 rebounds in 78 career playoff games.

Nick Friedell

Boozer off to a very good start for the Bulls. He's got 9 points and 3 rebounds -- providing some solid offense.

Amin Elhassan

Boozer had the longest lasting illegal screen in the history of basketball

Aggrey Sam

Thibs will talk about floor balance at halftime based off that Wizards break...meanwhile, Dunleavy is 0-5 now

Mike McGraw

Brutal 1stQ for Dunleavy

Steve Aschburner

Just 4.8 sec on official clock from Dunleavy's missed 3FGA (he's 0/5) and Trevor Ariza's breakout dunk.

Scott Gleeson

Mike Dunleavy is ice cold. Not helping the Bulls right now, down 24-19 near end of the 1st. #NBAPlayoffs #Bulls

Emiliano Carchia

Davante Gardner named MVP of Portsmouth Invitational sportando.com/en/usa/ncaa/11…

Jorge Sierra

Gallery: Game 1: The best of Bobcats-Heat in pictures. bit.ly/1hfS56R

KC Johnson

In the pre-series media lectures from Thibodeau about underestimating Wizards, Ariza and Gortat were close.

Ernie Johnson

Keep those prayers coming for Craig and his family...and keep those #getwellsager tweets coming. Encouragement is a wonderful thing.

Mike Wise

Worst any team can do is fall in love with their jumper on the road. Against the Bulls, it's a deathknell. So far, so good for the Wizards.

Gary Lee

So you’re telling me there’s a chance? MT @Lakers_Examiner: The Lakers currently having 6.3% to win the lottery. #2014NBADraft #Lakers

Jorge Sierra

Bayern Munich star talks about why he didn't sign with the Houston Rockets this month. shar.es/Tw5Uh

Mike Prada

Wall could have settled for that jumper, but he didn’t. Very good sign.

Aggrey Sam

Booker the 1st Wizards big off the bench, replaced Nene...wonder who comes in next between Gooden and Harrington

Jorge Sierra

NBA dream closer for Malcolm Delaney. shar.es/Tw5Uh

Sean Highkin

Now Taj Gibson checks in.

Mike McGraw

Wizards are one of league's worst in getting to line, but lead in FTAs 7-0 so far. Bulls top scorer (Hinrich w/ 5 pts) is on bench w/2 fouls

Erik Gundersen

About an hour away from our Blazers-Rockets live chat prior to Game 1. Will start at 5:30 right here: columbian.com/news/2014/apr/…

Mike Prada

One other thing I noticed on film and early tonight: Nene/Gortat/Booker/etc will switch big-to-big D assignments mid-possession a lot.

Nick Friedell

Bulls are 6-for-16 from the floor. They've got to find the guy who will get them out of shooting slumps in the playoffs.

KC Johnson

Mike Dunleavy, whose Dad is in the house, hasn't been close yet on his first 4 attempts.

Mike Prada

Hello world. May I introduce you to John Wall’s one-handed and jump passes. I’ll make sure they have name tags.

Mike McGraw

Bad news when Trevor Booker starts knocking down jumpers. Bulls 6-16 FGs, Wiz 7-14. Wash up 19-13 late 1stQ.

Chuck Swirsky

Wizards 19-13 258 left 1st Q Bulls 37%fg have yet to go to the line

Josh Newman

Selfishly, I hope Steve Kerr doesn't coach. Guy is too good as a TV analyst