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Beal, Nene lead way as Wizards beat Bulls 101-99 in OT to take 2-0 lead in first-round series

  • Washington Wizards center Marcin Gortat (4) shoots over Chicago Bulls center Nazr Mohammed (48) during the first half of Game 2 in an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series Tuesday, April 22, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

    Washington Wizards center Marcin Gortat (4) shoots over Chicago Bulls center Nazr Mohammed (48) during the first half of Game 2 in an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series Tuesday, April 22, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)  (The Associated Press)

  • Washington Wizards guard John Wall, right, drives on Chicago Bulls guard Kirk Hinrich (12) during the first half of Game 2 in an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series Tuesday, April 22, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

    Washington Wizards guard John Wall, right, drives on Chicago Bulls guard Kirk Hinrich (12) during the first half of Game 2 in an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series Tuesday, April 22, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)  (The Associated Press)

Bradley Beal came on strong late in regulation to finish with 26 points, Nene scored six of his 17 in overtime and the Washington Wizards beat the Chicago Bulls 101-99 Tuesday to take a 2-0 lead in their first-round series.

Washington rallied from 10 down in the fourth quarter after blowing a 17-point first-quarter lead.

Nene scored the first six points in overtime after being held in check by Defensive Player of the Year Joakim Noah in regulation, and the Wizards hung on after Kirk Hinrich failed to convert at the foul line in the closing seconds.