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NBA Playoffs: Bulls dumps Nets in 3 OTs
NBA playoffs » The Bulls leads the series 3-1.
First Published Apr 27 2013 04:41 pm • Last Updated Apr 27 2013 11:59 pm

Chicago • Nate Robinson scored 34 points, and the Chicago Bulls wiped out a 14-point deficit late in regulation and beat the Brooklyn Nets 142-134 in triple overtime Saturday to take a 3-1 lead in the first-round playoff series.

The Bulls were trailing 109-95 with less than four minutes to go in the fourth quarter when Robinson put the Bulls on his back and carried them to the wild victory.

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He scored all but five of his points after the third quarter, including the first 12 in a 14-0 run that wiped out that deficit. Then he banked in what looked as if it would the winning jumper over Deron Williams with 2 seconds left in the first overtime.

Joe Johnson instead answered with one of his own to tie it at 121-121 and send it into a second overtime. The Bulls had a chance to win it in the closing seconds, but Joakim Noah got blocked, and the game went to a third overtime tied at 127-127.

The Bulls finally took control for good after Williams (32 points) drove for a layup to pull Brooklyn to 133-130 — the only points for him after regulation — with three minutes left in the game.

Luol Deng answered with a basket to make it a five-point game, and Nazr Mohammed came up with two baskets in the final 32 seconds to help preserve the win.




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