Lillard sinks buzzer 3 as Blazers beat Bulls
It came down to the buzzer in Chicago, where Portland’s Damian Lillard drained a three-pointer as time expired to give the Trail Blazers a 123-122 victory over the Bulls.
Lillard finished with 44 points on eight 3-pointers.
Chicago appeared headed for victory when Coby White made a pair of free throws to put the Bulls up 122-117 with 11.5 seconds remaining.
But Lillard, whose 44 points included eight three-pointers, closed the deficit to 122-120 with a strike from beyond the arc with 8.2 seconds left.
The Blazers then forced a jump ball with 6.2 seconds left and Lillard was able to snag a loose ball and make the winner.
Portland wins the jump.
Dame recovers it.
— NBA (@NBA) January 31, 2021
It was a narrow escape for a Blazers team that led by 19 in the third quarter.
Forward Lauri Markkanen scored 31 points and guard Zach LaVine added 26 for the Bulls.
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