FINAL FROM WASHINGTON DC
Bulls 110, Wizards 109 OT (Bulls: 11-19, 5-9 on the road)
LEADING SCORERS: Bulls: Markkanen: 31pts. Wizards: Bertans: 26 pts.
LEADING REBOUNDERS: Bulls: Carter, Markkanen, Young each with 9. Wizards: Pasecniks: 9
LEADING ASSISTS: Bulls: Satoransky: 6. Wizards: Beal: 7
STAT OF THE GAME: The Bulls held Washington to 13 fourth-quarter points.
RECAP: A dramatic win for the Bulls. Down by 18 points with just over eight minutes remaining in the fourth quarter, the Bulls went to work, playing excellent defense. Meantime, Zach LaVine made five clutch free throws in the waning seconds of the final period to send the game to OT. On the night, LaVine went 11-11 from the foul line. In the extra period, Tomas Satoransky playing his first game in DC after an offseason sign and trade transaction with the Wizards, nailed two three-point field goals to give the Bulls a lift. It came down to Wendell Carter Jr. layup with 9 seconds left in OT to give the Bulls the go-ahead basket. "Sato" finished with a 17-7-6 game. Lauri Markkanen was huge scoring 31 points, nailing five buckets from three-point land. The Wizards bench outscored the Bulls reserves 35-14 as the Bulls starters played heavy minutes to secure the win. They meet Detroit on Saturday and the Pistons will be playing their third game in four nights and the second of a back to back with a contest at Boston tomorrow night.
UP NEXT: At Detroit Saturday
24 SECONDS NBA NEWS AND NOTES:
Miami 108, Philadelphia 104: The Heat handed the 76ers their first home loss in 15 games. Kendrick Nunn scored 26 for the Heat. Joel Embiid had a monster game of 22 points and 19 rebounds.
Toronto 112, Detroit 99: Kyle Lowry recorded a triple-double of 20-10-10. The Pistons went 6-35 from three-point range.
New Orleans 107, Minnesota 99: The Pelicans snapped a franchise-record 13 game losing streak. Minnesota has lost seven straight.
OKC 126, Memphis 122: For the second straight game, the Thunder erased a 20 point deficit and won. According to the Thunder, OKC is the only NBA team in the past 20 years to overcome deficits of at least 24 points in consecutive games and win both. Impressive.
Denver 113, Orlando 104: The Nuggets went on a 24-0 run in the third quarter. Jamal Murray lit up the Magic for 33 points.
Boston 109, Dallas 103: Kemba Walker, Jayson Tatum, and Jaylen Brown combined for 82 points.
Portland 122, Golden State 112. The Warriors are a 5-24 ball club.
Cleveland 100, Charlotte 98: The Cavs caught a break as Terry Rozier missed a wide-open three-ball with three seconds left.
Former Cavs Head Coach David Blatt has been hired as a front office consultant by the New York Knicks.
Always a pleasure.