NBA Game Summary - Chicago at Utah
(Monday, February 6th)
Final Score: Utah 109, Chicago 107 (OT)
Salt Lake City, UT (Sports Network) - Mehmet Okur's three-pointer with seven- tenths of a second left in overtime lifted the Utah Jazz over the Chicago Bulls, 109-107, at the Delta Center.
Okur ended with 15 points, while Matt Harpring recorded a team-high 28 points with eight rebounds for the Jazz, who have won three of four.
Ben Gordon, who hit the game-tying three-pointer at the end of regulation, had a game-high 35 points for Chicago, which fell to 0-4 on its current seven-game road trip. Kirk Hinrich added 19 points, six rebounds and six assists for the Bulls, who blew a seven-point lead in overtime to fall seven games under .500 for the season.
In overtime, the Bulls jumped out to a 104-97 lead after Andres Nocioni drained a three-pointer with 2:01 left. However, the Jazz battled back to tie the game at 106-106 when Harpring nailed a jumper with 36.6 seconds left.
Chicago went back ahead 107-106 when Tyson Chandler hit 1-of-2 from the free throw line on the Bulls' next possession.
Utah responded with a chaotic following possession. After Harpring missed a mid-range jumper with 10 seconds left, Chicago's Luol Deng got the rebound, but Andrei Kirilenko stole the off-balance outlet pass, kicked it to the top of the key to Keith McLeod, who then hit Okur for the game-winning three- pointer.
Nocioni drained a three-pointer on the ensuing inbounds pass, but it came after the buzzer sounded and Utah escaped with the win.
Nocioni ended with eight points.
Kirilenko ended with 21 points and 10 rebounds and McLeod had 17 for the Jazz.
Chicago led 28-23 after one quarter and 48-44 through 24 minutes of action.
The Bulls then held a 72-71 edge going into the fourth and were ahead 80-75 before the Jazz went on a 9-0 run to take the lead. Kirilenko capped the surge with a bucket nearly four minutes into the frame for an 84-80 cushion.
The Jazz continued to hold the lead until the final seconds. After Harpring hit just 1-of-2 from the free throw line with 16 seconds left for a 93-90 lead, Gordon came off a double screen on an inbounds play on the other end of the court and drained a three-pointer with 7.6 seconds on the clock to force the tie.
Milt Palacio missed a jumper as time expired on the other end and the two teams went to the extra session.
Harpring ended 10-of-11 from the free throw line...Each team hit seven three- pointers...Chicago hit 41.9 percent of its shots, while Utah went for 42 percent from the field...Palacio finished with 13 points...Utah improved to 13-12 at home...Chicago fell to 10-14 on the road.
02/07 00:10:57 ET