Bulls Comeback 6 Down in 32 Seconds to Beat Orlando

The Bulls were down six points with 32 seconds left. Then the following happened.

Jimmy Butler stole the ball from Victor Oladipo and started to race down the court. Tobias Harris wrapped him up and the Magic were whistled for a clear path foul. Butler made both free throws.

On the ensuing possession, Derrick Rose hit a three-pointer unguarded from the top of the key and the Magic lead was down to one.

The Magic inbounded the ball on the sideline and Rose and Joakim Noah trapped Orlando’s Evan Fournier at halfcourt.
Fournier stepped back court and the Bulls got the ball back with 15 seconds left.

Rose drove left and missed a floater, but Pau Gasol got the offensive rebound and slammed the ball the ball in. The Bulls were up by one.

Orlando had one last chance, and they went to Nikola Vucevic on Gasol in the post. Vucevic missed and Tobias Harris’ putbuck attempt missed, too. The Bulls won, somehow, 98-97.

The Bulls should have lost this game, and it was going to hurt. The offense didn’t score from the 4:30 mark in the fourth quarter until Butler was gifted the pair of free throws. Gasol closed the game over Taj Gibson and Orlando attacked him.

They had the victory but Orlando choked it away.

Written by Zac Porter

Zac Porter

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