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Wizards have out-defensed the defensive Bulls, return home with commanding 2-0 series lead

  • Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal (3) wins a scramble for the ball with Chicago Bulls guard Kirk Hinrich (12)  during Game 2 in an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series Tuesday, April 22, 2014, in Chicago. The Wizards won 101-99. (AP Photo/Daily Herald, Rick West)

    Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal (3) wins a scramble for the ball with Chicago Bulls guard Kirk Hinrich (12) during Game 2 in an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series Tuesday, April 22, 2014, in Chicago. The Wizards won 101-99. (AP Photo/Daily Herald, Rick West)  (The Associated Press)

  • Washington Wizards head coach Randy Wittman directs his team during the second half of Game 2 in an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Chicago Bulls Tuesday, April 22, 2014, in Chicago. The Wizards won 101-99. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

    Washington Wizards head coach Randy Wittman directs his team during the second half of Game 2 in an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Chicago Bulls Tuesday, April 22, 2014, in Chicago. The Wizards won 101-99. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)  (The Associated Press)

  • Washington Wizards guard John Wall, left, and Bradley Beal celebrate the Wizards' 101-99 win as Chicago Bulls guard Kirk Hinrich walks off the court after missing two free throws during the overtime period 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, left, and Bradley Beal celebrate the Wizards' 101-99 win as Chicago Bulls guard Kirk Hinrich walks off the court after missing two free throws during the overtime period 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)

The Washington Wizards are back home with a commanding 2-0 series lead over the Chicago Bulls.

The Wizards took Game 2 in overtime Tuesday night and can finish off a sweep with Games 3 and 4 set for Friday and Sunday in Washington.

Washington is 19th NBA team to win the first two on the road in a seven-game set, and all but three went on to capture the series.

The Wizards have taken control by out-defensing the defense-minded Bulls. Chicago failed to score in the final 3:53 of regulation and the first 3:45 of overtime in Game 2.

The Wizards are seeking only their third playoff series win since the 1970s.

Says guard John Wall: "It's great to win two games on the road, but we're still the underdogs."