By Cliff Brunt Related Press
OKLAHOMA CITY – Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored 33 factors to assist Oklahoma Metropolis defeat the Chicago Bulls and former Thunder coach Billy Donovan 127-125 in extra time Friday night time.
Oklahoma Metropolis rallied from 22 fewer factors within the second half. Zach LaVine, who led the Bulls with 35 factors, may have received it in extra time, however he missed a deep and lopsided triple within the ultimate seconds.
Lu Dort scored 21 for the Thunder, who posted their first residence win in six makes an attempt this season.
Coby White had 22 factors for the Bulls, who misplaced their fourth straight recreation.
The Bulls led 78-56 early within the second half, however the Thunder responded with a 13-Zero run to return to the sport. Dort scored 13 factors in a 2:33 span to assist reduce the deficit, and Oklahoma Metropolis got here inside two factors within the interval. Chicago took a 95-87 lead within the fourth quarter.
Gilgeous-Alexander scored 12 factors within the fourth to assist pressure extra time. LaVine missed a contested Three within the closing seconds that he may have received for Chicago.
Lavine’s Three-pointer with 6.1 seconds left in extra time reduce the Thunder’s result in 126-125. Oklahoma Metropolis’s George Hill was fouled with 5.2 seconds left. He missed the primary free throw and made the second to arrange LaVine’s final try.