Bulls outlast Hawks 168-161 in 4 overtimes
ATLANTA (AP) — Lauri Markkanen made three free throws to give Chicago the lead for good, Zach LaVine scored a career-high 47 points and the Bulls overcame Trae Young’s career-high 49 points to beat the Atlanta Hawks 168-161 in four overtimes Friday night.
Markkanen finished with 31 points with 17 rebounds. He snapped a 159-all tie by making the three free throws after he was fouled by Alex Len.
Young, the rookie who played almost 56 minutes, had his third straight game of setting or matching his career scoring high after back-to-back games with 36 points. He had 16 assists, eight rebounds and nine turnovers.
Young and DeAndre Bembry had turnovers in the final 30 seconds of the third overtime, preventing the Hawks from an opportunity to snap a 155-all tie.
Ryan Arcidiacono’s 3-pointer forced the third overtime.
The Bulls have won five of six.
Marcus Morris added 17 points and nine rebounds, Marcus Smart scored 16 points, and Jaylen Brown added 13. The Celtics won for the first time since the All-Star break to avoid their first five-game skid in more than four years.
Bradley Beal had 29 points and 11 rebounds for the Wizards, and Tomas Satoransky and Jeff Green each had 15 points.
Bledsoe’s basket tied it for the last time at 118-all. That launched a game-ending 15-2 run with all but four of the points scored by Bledsoe and Brogdon.
Giannis Antetokounmpo was held to 16 points — below his 27-point average — and 15 rebounds for Milwaukee.
Brandon Ingram and James scored 31 points each. James had 10 assists. Rondo added 20 points.
Leonard scored 38 points and Kyle Lowry had 19 points and 10 assists to help the Raptors win for the ninth time in 10 games.
C.J. McCollum scored 35 points and matched a career best with 3-pointers for Portland. Damian Lillard added 24 points.
The Hornets inched back ahead of Orlando for eighth place in the Eastern Conference and evened the season series with the sixth-place Nets to avoid giving Brooklyn the head-to-head tiebreaker if the teams finish with the same record.
D’Angelo Russell scored 22 points for the Nets. They have lost four of five.
Devin Booker scored 26 points for Phoenix. The Suns lost their first game after ending a 17-game skid.
Danilo Gallinari had 19 points and nine rebounds, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored 15 and Ivica Zubac added 10 points and 10 rebounds to help the Clippers complete a season sweep of the Kings in a game that was critical for both teams’ postseason hopes.
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