The Wizards opened the game on an 8-0 run and would never relinquish that lead, going wire-to-wire for a 102-88 win at the United Center on Monday night.
Making his first start in over a month, Nene would tie for a team-high with 19 points on 9-14 shooting to go along with his five boards and five assists. John Wall finished with 19 points, seven assists, and five boards, Trevor Ariza had 16 points and nine boards, Bradley Beal added 13, while Martell Webster and Garrett Temple finished with 12 and 10 respectively off the bench.
The Wizards shot 52% for the game and have now won seven of their last nine games on the road.
They return home to play the Miami Heat for the first of a five game homestand on Wednesday night at Verizon Center.
The Bulls cut the lead to five with 5:28 left in the game, but the Wizards would respond with a 7-0 run, capped by a Bradley Beal 3-pointer, to seal Chicago's fate for the night.
Player of the Game
Nene returned to the starting lineup and had one of his best games of the season, finishing with 19 points, five boards five assists, and a number of thunderous dunks.
52. The Wizards shot 52% on the road against one of the NBA's top defensive teams. The Bulls had only given up over 100 points eight times this season before tonight.
Garrett Temple came off the bench and put in a season-high 10 points on 2-4 shooting and got to the line seven times, going 5-7 from the free-throw line.
By: Jeremy Hyman