Marco Belinelli (196-G-86) made a 3-pointer with 5.9 seconds left to lift the Chicago Bulls to an 89-88 victory over the Utah Jazz on Friday night.
Belinelli missed a potential tying jumper, but got a second chance when Joakim Noah grabbed the rebound. Jimmy Butler then swung the ball back out to Belinelli in the corner, and he connected on the fallaway 3 to put Chicago in front to stay.
Gordon Hayward missed a jumper on the other end for Utah, and Butler secured the rebound as the horn sounded.
Belinelli and Carlos Boozer had 22 points apiece for Chicago, which opens a difficult 3-game California road trip at the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday.
Al Jefferson scored 23 points in his return to the lineup for the Jazz. Courtesy of:Associated Press
Italian Serie B round 24 best performance: Daniele Grilli - 2 days ago
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Guard Daniele Grilli (191-G-87) had a great game in the last round for Barcellona, receiving a Eurobasket.com Serie B Player of the Week award for round 24. The 29-year old player was the main contributor (35 points, three rebounds and five assists) to his team's victory, helping them to beat Maddaloni (#16, 3-21) 86-75. Barcellona is placed at 4th position in their group in Italian Serie B. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Barcellona w... [read more]