By the numbers: Nene's return game

By the numbers: Nene's return game
April 29, 2014, 9:15 am
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Numbers to note from the Wizards-Bulls series and beyond heading into Tuesday night's Game 5 in Chicago. Coverage on CSN starting with Wizards Playoff Pulse at 6:30 p.m.


*In best-of-7 series, Washington is 5-0 all-time when leading 3-1 

*Meanwhile the Bulls are 0-8 when trailing 3-1 (h/t @espnstatsinfo)


*Since April 11, the Wizards are 7-1 and have score at least 96 points in each game.

Bombs away

*Trevor Ariza and Bradley Beal are shooting a combined 22 of 45 from beyond the 3-point arc.

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Better than before

*Ariza is averaging 18 points in the series. He tallied 14.4 points per game during the regular season.

Running with the Bulls

*Per SportVU on, Bulls reserve forward Taj Gibson made 10 of 13 contested shots (when defenders are within 4-feet) against the Wizards in Game 4. He finished 13 of 16 overall for 32 points.

*Since scoring 25 points in Game 2, D.J. Augustin 21 points on 7 of 25 shooting from the field. For the series, Augustin is 20 of 62 (32.2%).

*Center Joakim Noah has 16 assists and 15 turnovers in the series. On the season he averaged 5.4 assists and 2.4 assists.

Return of Nene

*Since Dec. 18, Nene has returned to the lineup on three different occasions after sitting at out least one game for injury or rest. In those returns, he is a combined 19 of 31 from the field while averaging 15 points (in 21.3 minutes per game). 

*Overall, the Wizards are 4-1 this season in Nene's first game back from injury or rest