Rose scores 34, Bulls hold off Bucks 113-106 in double OT
MILWAUKEE — Derrick Rose scored 34 points, Jimmy Butler added 24 and Chicago beat Milwaukee 113-106 in double overtime Thursday night to take a 3-0 lead in their Eastern Conference playoff series.
Butler’s steal and layup started an 8-0 run that gave Chicago a 109-101 lead with 2:44 left in the second overtime.
Rose scored six points in the second overtime, including a layup off an offensive rebound with 2:15 left for a 10-point lead.
Giannis Antetokounmpo had 25 points and Khris Middleton added 18 for Milwaukee, which went scoreless for more than 6 minutes in the first and second overtimes.
The Bulls will go for the sweep on Saturday in Milwaukee. No NBA team has ever come back from a 3-0 deficit to win a series.
CAVALIERS 103, CELTICS 95
BOSTON — LeBron James scored 31 points and Cleveland moved one win away from a sweep in its first playoff series in five years.
The Celtics kept it close, just as they did in the previous two games, and trailed 95-92 after Evan Turner hit a 3-pointer with 2:45 left. But Kevin Love hit two 3-pointers for a 101-93 lead with 26 seconds to go.
Cleveland can complete the sweep Sunday in Boston.
Turner had 19 points and Avery Bradley added 18 for Boston.
Love had 23 points and J.R. Smith added 15 for the Cavaliers.