CHICAGO, Oct. 26 (AP) -- Brad Miller
scored 31 points and made two free throws with 12.5 seconds left in overtime Friday night as the Chicago Bulls rallied to beat the Denver Nuggets 110-106 in the final exhibition game for both teams.
Mercer tries to get by LaFrentz on Friday.
The Bulls snapped a five-game losing streak and finished the preseason 3-5. They open the regular season Wednesday against the Indiana Pacers. Denver went 2-6 in exhibition play and open Wednesday at Phoenix.
Chicago, which trailed by as many as 17 in the first half, got 35 points from Ron Mercer. Raef LaFrentz led Denver with 21 points, all in the first half.
The Bulls rallied from nine back in the final three minutes, tying the game at 100 on A.J. Guyton's jumper with 15.5 seconds left, capping an 11-2 run. Guyton's shot came after Avery Johnson missed a pair of free throws.
After Guyton's basket, Denver had three shots to win the game, the final one when Isiah Rider's jumper went off the rim at the buzzer, forcing overtime.
Eddie Robinson's jumper with 1:58 left in overtime gave the Bulls the lead for good at 106-104. Miller had a jumper, but George McLoud hit two free throws for the Nuggets to keep it a two-point game.
Robinson then grabbed an offensive rebound after a miss by Mercer. Miller was fouled and hit both free throws.
Miller also had 14 rebounds.
With LaFrentz shooting 9-of-13 in the first half, Denver pulled out to a 17-point second quarter lead before ending the half ahead 53-40.
Chicago prep-to-pros rookies Eddy Curry and Tyson Chandler, who didn't play two nights ago in Denver when the teams met, scored four and three points respectively.