Robinson surge leads Bulls past Nets in triple OT - Fox 2 News Headlines

Robinson surge leads Bulls past Nets in triple OT

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By ANDREW SELIGMAN
AP Sports Writer

CHICAGO (AP) - Nate Robinson scored 34 points, and the Chicago Bulls wiped out a 14-point deficit late in regulation and beat the Brooklyn Nets 142-134 in triple overtime Saturday and take a 3-1 lead in the first-round playoff series.

The Bulls were trailing 109-95 with less than 4 minutes to go in the fourth quarter when Robinson put the Bulls on his back and carried them to the wild victory.

He scored all but 5 of his points after the third quarter, including the first 12 in a 14-0 run that wiped out that deficit. Then, with 2 seconds left in the first overtime, he banked in what looked as if it would the winning jumper over Deron Williams.

Instead, Joe Johnson answered with 1 of his own to tie it at 121 and send it into a second overtime. The Bulls had a chance to win it in the closing seconds, but Joakim Noah got blocked, and the game went to a third overtime tied at 127.

The Bulls then finally took control for good after Williams (32 points) drove for a layup to pull Brooklyn to 133-130 - the only points for him after regulation - with 3 minutes left in the game.

Luol Deng answered with a basket to make it a 5-point game, and Nazr Mohammed came up with two baskets in the final 32 seconds to help preserve the win.

He scored on a jump hook, then grabbed the rebound and scored with 19 seconds left after Carlos Boozer made a free throw and missed the second, making it 140-134.

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