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April 22, 2014

Bulls try to pull even with Wizards

(Continued)

IN NEED OF ASSISTS: The Bulls managed just 13 assists in Sunday's game, just two off their season-low, and don't think Thibodeau didn't notice that. Sure, Chicago shot a low percentage (42 percent overall, 5 of 20 3-pointers). The game was called tight, too, with 26 free throws for the Bulls and 35 for the Wizards. "You're not going to get assists on things like that, but 13 is a very low number," Thibodeau said.

AGAINST THE WALL: A combined 7-of-25 shooting effort doesn't exactly look good for John Wall and Bradley Beal. Yet, the Wizards still won even though their two best players were off target.

Did the Bulls put too much emphasis on stopping Washington's guard and not enough on containing Nene and Marcin Gortat (15 points, 13 rebounds) down low?

"I like to think we just did a good job on those perimeter guys and didn't do a good enough job on the other two and hopefully we can flip that," Dunleavy said.

MILLER'S MOMENT: Andre Miller came up big against D.J. Augustin in the fourth quarter in Game 1, scoring eight of his 10 points to help Washington grab the lead.

If the Wizards win this series, the veteran guard will do something he's never done — advance in the postseason.

"It's about the situation you get put in," said Miller, in his 15th season. "Some players get the opportunity to play with those marquee superstars that will get them out of that first round. I have played with Carmelo (Anthony), Nene, Marcus Camby but we ran up against some mega-stars, Kevin Garnett and Dwight Howard. I just enjoy my time competing."

Augustin had a difficult night all around. He scored 16 points but hit just 3 of 15 shots, and he couldn't handle Miller late in the game.

"To put it on one guy, that's not how we do it here," Thibodeau said. "I could go from start to finish. There are things we didn't do correctly, we're capable of doing much better and we're going to have to."

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