CHICAGO (AP) — Monta Ellis hit three foul shots with 1.2 seconds left in the fourth quarter to tie it, then made a go-ahead 3-pointer late in the second overtime that lifted the Dallas Mavericks past the Chicago Bulls 132-129 Tuesday night.
Ellis finished with 38 points, including his trio of free throws to make it 108-all. He was fouled soon after crossing half-court, and kept the Mavs in the game.
Chicago’s Derrick Rose banked in a 3-point at the overtime buzzer to force double OT.
Ellis’ 3 put the Mavericks up 130-129, and Chandler Parsons added two foul shots. Rose missed a 3-point try as time expired.
Dirk Nowitzki added 22 despite shooting just 8 for 22 as Dallas won its fourth in row.
Pau Gasol led the Bulls with 29 points and 14 rebounds. Jimmy Butler had 23 points, Mike Dunleavy 20 and Rose 18.
The Bulls had won two in a row. They dropped to 2-4 at the United Center in their first home game since Nov. 15 following a seven-game road trip.
The Mavericks led 86-76 with 11 minutes to play. Chicago rallied to take the lead, and Butler’s two foul shots made it 102-96 with 2:42 to go.
Trailing 106-103, Dallas got the ball back with 14.6 seconds left. Instead of attempting a tying 3-pointer, Ellis drove for a two-point basket with 4.5 seconds to play.
Gasol was fouled with 4.2 seconds remaining and made both free throws for a 108-105 edge.
The Mavericks didn’t have any timeouts, so they had to go the length of the court. As Ellis crossed midcourt, Kirk Hinrich went in for an intentional foul.
Ellis sensed it and immediately went into shooting position. He was awarded three free throws and made them all.
Rose’s shot off the backboard from nearly straight away tied it at 121 at the end of the first OT.
Mavericks: One of the reasons for the fast start has been the play of Tyson Chandler, who was reacquired during the offseason from the New York Knicks. Chandler was averaging 11.3 points and 11.3 rebounds.
“He brings a lot of energy to the team,” coach Rick Carlisle said. “He’s a better player than he was the last time he was here, because he’s refined some of his skills, he’s more knowledgeable, because he’s been with another franchise and played in a lot of big games the last three years.”
Bulls: Doug McDermont missed his first game of the season with a sore right knee. The rookie said the knee swelled up during the plane ride back to Chicago on Sunday following the conclusion of the seven-game road trip. “If I feel better tomorrow, I’ll play. It’s nothing serious at all.” … Taj Gibson missed his fifth straight game with a sprained left ankle. Although he is listed as day-to-day, he’s unlikely to play Wednesday at Charlotte because he hasn’t done any work with the team.
The Mavericks are at the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday.
The Bulls are back on the road Wednesday for a game against the Hornets.
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