The Atlanta Hawks defeated the Chicago Bulls 123-122 on Sunday night to end a three-game losing run. Griffin made a 6-footer on an alley-oop pass at the overtime buzzer. CHICAGO Bulls vs ATLANTA Hawks NBA Scores 11 Dec 2022
With less than a second left in overtime, it seemed the Bulls would win the game, but DeMar DeRozan made three free throws to end with 33 points. Griffin, though, caught Jalen Johnson’s alley-oop pass on the sideline and won the game with a turnaround jump shot while a defender was still in the area.
Bogdan Bogdanovic scored 17 of his 28 points for Atlanta in the first half, and Trae Young made a 20-footer with 0.1 seconds remaining to give the Hawks a 121-119 lead in overtime.
After receiving the inbound ball and launching a 3-pointer in which he was fouled by Bogdanovic, DeRozan calmly swished the free throws.
Prior to Griffin’s final act of valour, DeRozan made all three of his free throw attempts.
DeRozan scored 12 points in the fourth quarter but missed a layup with 16.5 seconds left that would have given Chicago the lead by one point.
Derrick Jones Jr. made one of the two free shots he attempted, but missed the other, sending the game into overtime rather than giving the Bulls a one-point victory.
Young led the Hawks with 19 points and 14 assists. Despite shooting just 5 for 18 from the field, including 2 for 8 on three-pointers. Young, the team’s leading scorer this season, the. Hawks took the lead at 107-105 with 1:45 left to play. He then added a three-pointer to make it 110-107 with 50.6 seconds left on the clock.
The Bulls shot 48%, including 28.9% on three-pointers, the night after scoring a season. High 144 points and shooting 63.5% from the field in a convincing victory over Dallas.
Clint Capela finished with 15 points and 14 rebounds for the Hawks. Recording his 16th double-double of the season and eighth in a row.
In his last six games, Young has made only 7 of his last 41 three-point attempts. Ranking fourth in the league in turnovers.