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With Nene out of Game 4, Trevor Ariza was able to get more looks en route to a persona-playoff high 30 points and Trevor Booker's energy grew contagious.
Even with the team's "X-factor" suspended, the Washington Wizards had a No. 42 sitting next to the bench. The 57-year-old with graying hair couldn't box out or grab a rebound, but owner Ted Leonsis waved his red towel and egged on a cheering crowd that chanted "Free Nene!"
Joakim Noah and the Bulls are a Game 4 win away from regaining control of their first round series with the Wizards. Maintaining control and focus served then in the confrontational Game 3.
Bradley Beal believes the Wizards spent too much time begging for foul calls and being angry which hurt their focus, and he hopes they can eliminate that in Game 4.
Nenê has been suspended one game by the league and will not be allowed to play in Game 4 of the Wizards' first-round playoff series against the Chicago Bulls on Sunday after he was ejected from Game 3 on Friday night following an altercation with Jimmy Butler.
The NBA determined that Nene not only grabbed Jimmy Butler by the neck but attempted to toss him to the floor in Game 3, and he's now suspended for one game without pay.
Joakim Noah's assist-to-turnover ratio is trending the wrong way as far as the Bulls' center is concerned. His coach isn't fretting about the numbers heading into Sunday's Game 4.
Nene was ejected in Game 3 after he clashed with Bulls guard Jimmy Butler, and in addition to fines he could be suspended after the league reviews it Saturday.
Nenê was ejected early in the fourth quarter of the Wizards' 100-97 loss to the Chicago Bulls on Friday after being assessed a double technical foul following an altercation with Jimmy Butler.