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Where: United Center, Chicago.
When: Wednesday April 23, 02:30 BST
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After the disappointment of losing in Game 1 on their home court, the Chicago Bulls know that they must respond against the Washington Wizards on Tuesday night.
No team in the Eastern Conference won more games since the turn of the year than the Bulls, but their resolve is undoubtedly set to be tested again with a vital Game 2.
Joakim Noah was crowned the Defensive Player of the Year on Monday, but that will mean little to the influential center if he is unable to inspire his team to victory and get back on level terms in this series.
The Wizards rallied from a 13-point deficit in the opening encounter to secure the win, and Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau conceded that it was a prime example of how good they can be down the stretch.
Nene insisted that his team can surprise a lot of people this post-season, and judging on the first game, the towering Brazilian may well have a point.
The Wizards big man dominated inside with 24 points and eight rebounds, and after missing 21 games at the end of the season he appears to be fully recovered from his sprained left knee.
Chicago will also be wary of the fact that they were able to limit both John Wall and Bradley Beal and yet they still lost out, and so Thibodeau will have to consider a number of things in terms of rotation and personnel to counter the Wizards threat.
Similarly to the Toronto Raptors, the Bulls will be all too aware of the pressure that is likely to build during this game, as ultimately they can ill-afford to drop two consecutive home games.
Expect increased effort from the players and a more passionate response from the fans as Chicago look to get themselves back into this series.