NOTES: Both coaches in the series have ties to Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers. Chicago's Tom Thibodeau was on Rivers' staff in Boston from 2008-10, while Washington's Randy Wittman played with Rivers on the Atlanta Hawks from 1983-88. "I'm trying to be there for him," Wittman said before Tuesday's game. "I think he's handled it as well as he can handle it. I just wanted to be there to support him and try to help him get his mind back to where it should be, and that's playing basketball." ... The Bulls trailed 3-1 in a playoff series 10 times, and they lost each time. ... Washington took a 3-1 lead in the playoffs for the sixth time, and they won each of the series. However, Tuesday was the first time they closed out one of those series in Game 5. ... Wizards F Trevor Ariza shot 46.5 percent (13-for-28) from 3-point range in the series. He was 0-for-1 beyond the arc in Game 5.
Wall, Wizards finish off Bulls in Game 5
Washington wins first playoff series since 2005
Published On: Apr 29 2014 11:42:51 PM CDT Updated On: Apr 29 2014 11:50:51 PM CDT
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