Regular Season Series (Game 3 of 3)

Series starts 12/4

Game 1: Saturday, December 4th
Game 2: Friday, February 25th
Game 3: Wednesday, April 13th

Bulls 82

(44-34, 19-20 away)

Wizards 93

(43-35, 27-12 home)

Coverage: WCIU

8:00 PM ET, April 13, 2005

Verizon Center, Washington, DC

1 2 3 4 T
CHI 12 23 21 2682
WSH 28 20 29 1693

Top Performers

Chi: K. Hinrich 21 Pts, 6 Reb, 6 Ast, 1 Stl

WSH: L. Hughes 23 Pts, 6 Reb, 5 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

Chicago (44-33) at Washington (42-35) 8:00 pm EDT

WASHINGTON (Ticker) -- The Washington Wizards seek to clinch their first playoff berth since 1997 on Wednesday when they host the Chicago Bulls.

Washington is tied with the Indiana Pacers for the No. 5 seed in the East and can lock up a postseason berth with a win and a victory by Indiana over the New Jersey Nets (38-39) on Wednesday.

The Wizards gave coach Eddie Jordan his 100th win and guaranteed their first winning campaign in seven years with a 119-112 triumph over the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday.

Antawn Jamison scored 32 points, Larry Hughes added 23 and Gilbert Arenas dished out a season-high 13 assists for Washington, which broke a five-game losing streak.

The Bulls have already wrapped up their first postseason berth since 1998 and enter with 12 wins in their last 14 games. Chicago lost in overtime, 85-84 to the Detroit Pistons on Monday.

Ben Gordon and Tyson Chandler scored 14 points apiece and Chandler also grabbed 16 rebounds for the Bulls, who are 35-16 since January 1.

Andres Nocioni will serve a one-game suspension for elbowing Detroit's Tayshaun Prince in the head in Monday's contest.

Chicago got 26 points from Kirk Hinrich in a 97-90 win over Washington on February 25, which evened the season series, 1-1. The Wizards have taken 10 of the last 14 meetings.