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NBA: Chicago wins at Washington
Eastern Conference » Chicago’s Dunleavy scores 35 points.
First Published Apr 25 2014 11:08 pm • Last Updated Apr 25 2014 11:18 pm

Washington • Mike Dunleavy was making so many 3-pointers the Washington Wizards overguarded him at the arc and let him drive for a three-point play instead.

The points were coming so easily Bradley Beal guaranteed at halftime Dunleavy wouldn’t score again — and then clobbered the Chicago Bulls veteran during a 3-point attempt during the third quarter. The ball went in anyway, and Dunleavy completed a four-point play.

At a glance

Bulls 100, Wizards 97

Chicago 28 20 24 28 — 100

Washington 30 21 18 28 — 97

CHICAGO (100)

Dunleavy 12-19 3-4 35, Boozer 6-12 2-2 14, Noah 2-4 2-6 6, Hinrich 2-4 0-0 4, Butler 3-7 7-8 15, Gibson 5-8 3-6 13, Augustin 4-15 3-4 13, Snell 0-2 0-0 0.

Totals 34-71 20-30 100.

WASHINGTON (97)

Ariza 7-16 0-0 16, Nene 5-15 0-0 10, Gortat 6-12 1-2 13, Wall 7-14 8-12 23, Beal 8-18 6-7 25, Booker 1-3 0-0 2, Webster 2-5 0-0 6, Miller 1-3 0-0 2, Harrington 0-0 0-0 0, Gooden 0-0 0-0 0, Temple 0-0 0-0 0.

Totals 37-86 15-21 97.

3-Point Goals—Chicago 12-24 (Dunleavy 8-10, Butler 2-5, Augustin 2-6, Hinrich 0-1, Snell 0-2), Washington 8-19 (Beal 3-6, Webster 2-5, Ariza 2-6, Wall 1-2). Fouled Out—Noah. Rebounds—Chicago 55 (Noah 9), Washington 47 (Gortat, Ariza 11). Assists—Chicago 24 (Augustin 7), Washington 20 (Wall 7). Total Fouls—Chicago 23, Washington 22. Technicals—Butler, Nene 2. Ejected— Nene. A—23,356 (20,308).

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"He was in the zone, man," Beal said. "I guess the hoop looked like an ocean to him."

The Bulls needed a go-to guy after their offensive struggles put them in a 2-0 hole in their Eastern Conference first round series. For one night, at least, they found him. Dunleavy scored 35 points, one short of his career-high, and Jimmy Butler hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 24 seconds remaining Friday for a 100-97 Game 3 win.

"Coach mentioned some stuff about getting me some more catch-and-shoot situations, and we did that tonight," Dunleavy said. "A couple of easy layups early on got me going, and I just had one of those nights."

Dunleavy went 12 for 19 from the field, including a career-high eight 3-pointers on 10 attempts. Not bad for a 33-year-old who was playing in only his 12th playoff game. His teams’ records in those games before Friday: 1-10. He had almost become a forgotten man in this series, scoring 20 points combined in the first two games.

"These chances have been few and far between for me," he said. "But like I told somebody this morning, especially on the road in the playoffs, it’s where you can thrive. It’s a hostile environment, and I like that."

Game 4 is Sunday in Washington as Chicago attempts to become only the fourth NBA team to win a seven-game series after losing the first two at home.




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