Bulls Beat Celtics in Double Overtime

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

Ben Gordon scored 22 points, hitting the tying 3-pointer in the first overtime, and the Chicago Bulls beat the Boston Celtics 121-118 in double overtime Sunday to tie their first-round series at two games apiece.

Derrick Rose added 23 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists. John Salmons scored 20 points after a slow start, hitting four free throws in the final 26 seconds of the game and blocking Paul Pierce's tying 3 pointer.

Boston's Ray Allen buried a 3-pointer with 9.8 seconds left in regulation to tie it at 96, and Rose missed a fadeaway in the closing seconds of regulation. Gordon came through with 4.5 seconds left in the first overtime, hitting a 3-pointer over Pierce to tie it at 110, and the Bulls never trailed in the second OT.


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