vs Overview: The underdog Wizards swept this season series with 2 close wins (113-111 and a 20+ point comeback in a 109-101 matchup). The playoff matchup may not be so easy. John Wall will miss the first 2 games in Chicago so Shelvin Mack and Eric Maynor will share the PG duties in those games. The favored Bulls will be at full strength and will be expected to take their 2 home games. If the Wizards can steal one, then this could become a series. Tale of the tape: [/SIZE] Statistic Chicago Washington[/SIZE] Record 39-19 32-26[/SIZE] Head to Head 0-2 2-0[/SIZE] Points For 89.7 101.8[/SIZE] Points Given Up 85.2 100.1[/SIZE] FG% 47.0% 48.6%[/SIZE] 3PT% 34.0% 37.7%[/SIZE] FT% 76.8% 77.9%[/SIZE] RPG 42.0 42.5[/SIZE] SPG 8.5 9.4[/SIZE] TOPG 11.5 12.9[/SIZE] APG 17.9 22.9[/SIZE] What to watch for: Tempo Its no secret that these Wizards love to run. They led the league in PPG and finished 2nd in FG% because of all the easy looks they were able to get in transition. The Wizards were able to have success during the regular season against the Bulls by pushing the tempo all game and playing at a faster pace than Chicago was comfortable at. If this turns into a half-court series, then the Bulls will use their superior talent to simply out-muscle the Wizards. Eric Maynor/Shelvin Mack vs Derrick Rose Seems like a huge mismatch on paper. It's an even bigger mismatch on the court. The Wizards must steal one of the 2 games in Chicago without Wall in order to have a chance in this series and at the end of the day, that will require solid PG play from Maynor and Mack. One of those 2 will need to go into GOD mode to slow down (notice I didn't say shut down) DRose in order for them to keep it close. Prediction: Too much for the Wizards to overcome in this one. The Bulls are battle tested, more talented, and they will be at full strength. Washington without Wall all year would probably have a lot of balls in the lottery. Bulls in 5.