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Wizards Advance in NBA Playoffs

The Washington Wizards beat the visiting Chicago Bulls 94-91 Friday to advance to the second round of the National Basketball Association playoffs for the first time in more than 20 years.

Washington wrapped up their Eastern Conference, best-of-seven series 4-2, winning four games in a row against the Bulls after losing the first two.

All five Wizards' starters scored in double digits. With the score tied 91-91, Jared Jeffries grabbed an errant Chicago inbounds pass that hit the back of a Bulls' player, drove down the court and delivered Washington's game-winning dunk shot with 33 seconds left in regulation time.

The Wizards are in the play-offs for the first time since 1997. The last time they made it to the second round was 1982, when the team was known as the Bullets.

Washington next takes on the East's top seed, the Miami Heat, which swept New Jersey in an opening series. Game one of the best-of-seven conference semi-final is Sunday in Miami.

Some information for this report provided by AP and AFP.