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Wizards Even NBA Playoff Series Against Bulls

Reserve guard Juan Dixon scored a career-high 35 points to help the Washington Wizards even their National Basketball Association first-round playoff series by beating the Chicago Bulls, 106-99.

The best-of-seven series is tied at two victories each. Game Five is Wednesday in Chicago. Game Six returns to Washington on Friday. If needed, a seventh game would be Sunday in Chicago.

Washington has not won a playoff series since 1982. The Wizards' victory over Chicago in Game Three Saturday was the club's first playoff triumph since 1988.

In Dallas, the Mavericks beat the Houston Rockets, 103-100, to take a 3-2 series advantage. Game Six is Thursday in Houston. The San Antonio Spurs play the Nuggets in Denver with San Antonio ahead, 2-1.

Some information for this report provided by AP and AFP.