Despite Ray Allen’s huge 3 to tie the game at the end of regulation, the Bulls forced a second overtime and eventually took the win. Ben Gordon had his own big three, taking a feed from John Salmons to force the second OT. The Bulls had the upper hand in the second extra period, besting the C’s 121-118. “It’s 2-2 and we’re in a fight,” Rajon Rondo told the AP’s Andrew Seligman. “Give them a lot of credit. They stuck with it. They fought back. They executed down the stretch very well and we didn’t.”
A close game throughout, the Celtics’ third period surge gave them a slim going into the last quarter. Sloppy play, fouls, and turnovers gave the Bulls a 3-point lead with just 16 seconds to go, but Allen made his shot count, sending it into overtime. The teams played close, with the C’s holding a slim with less than ten seconds to go before Gordon’s three.
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