CHICAGO (Ticker) -- After two straight losses in the nation's capital, the Chicago Bulls couldn't wait to get back home.

The Bulls, who have dropped 10 straight at the MCI Center, meet the Washington Wizards on Wednesday with a chance to take a 3-2 lead in their Eastern Conference playoff series.

Juan Dixon came off the bench to score 35 points on 11-of-15 shooting and Gilbert Arenas added 23 points as the Wizards evened the series with a 106-99 triumph over the Bulls on Monday.

Washington jumped to a 17-3 advantage in the first 7 1/2 minutes, led by 28 points in the second half and held Chicago to 34 percent (29-of-86) shooting for the contest.

The Wizards suspended former overall No. 1 draft pick Kwame Brown for the remainder of the playoffs on Tuesday for philosophical differences with team management. He skipped practice Sunday and sat out Game Four on Monday after telling the team trainer he had a stomach virus.

Kirk Hinrich and Jannero Pargo scored 18 points apiece and Tyson Chandler collected 13 with 13 rebounds for the Bulls, who are 52-18 in the playoffs at the United Center.

Despite making just 1-of-13 shots in Game Four, Ben Gordon of the Bulls became the first rookie to win the league's Sixth Man of the Year Award on Tuesday. He averaged more than 15 points this season and scored 10 or more points in the fourth quarter 21 times.

Chicago is hoping to have point guard Chris Duhon at full strength after back spasms forced him out of Monday's game in the first half.

The series shifts back to Washington for Game Six on Friday.