CHICAGO (Ticker) -- The Chicago Bulls go for their 100th home playoff victory and second straight over the Washington Wizards when the teams meet on Wednesday.

Playing their first postseason contest since Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen led them to a sixth league championship in 1998, the Bulls posted a 103-94 victory over the Wizards in the opener of their Eastern Conference series on Sunday.

Rookie Ben Gordon scored 12 of his 30 points in the fourth quarter, the 22nd time he has reached double figures in the final period.

Andres Nocioni, who wants to add an NBA title to the Olympic gold medal he won with Argentina in Athens last summer, scored 25 points and grabbed 18 rebounds for the Bulls.

Chicago has won 29 of 30 first-round series after taking the opening game.

The Wizards, who have not won a playoff game since 1988, scored 12 fourth-quarter points, converted 38 percent (33-of-86) from the floor and were outrebounded, 54-44.

Larry Hughes had a great start, making his first 10 shots and scoring 24 of his playoff career-high 31 points in the first half.

But Gilbert Arenas struggled, shooting 3-of-19 and scoring only nine points, more than 16 below his season average. Antawn Jamison shot 6-of-15 and added 14.

The series shifts to Washington for Game Three on Saturday.