Pacers’ Oladipo sinks game-winner in wild OT win vs Bulls

Agence France-Presse
Pacers’ Oladipo sinks game-winner in wild OT win vs Bulls
Indiana's Victor Oladipo and Chicago's Zach LaVine trade clutch triples, but only the Pacers standout emerges as game hero




LOS ANGELES, USA – Victor Oladipo made a long three-pointer with 0.3 seconds left in overtime to give the Indiana Pacers a 119-116 win over the Chicago Bulls in the NBA on Friday, January 4 (Saturday, January 5, Manila time).

Oladipo had 36 points and 7 rebounds, and Domantas Sabonis added 23 points and 12 rebounds for the Pacers, who won their sixth consecutive game. This was the first game of a five-game trip.

“It felt great coming out of my hands, and it banked in,” Oladipo said. “It felt like I didn’t bank it, it would have been a swish. I work on that shot all the time.”


Chicago’s Zach LaVine – who forced overtime, 105-105, after burying a long, contested triple over Oladipo – almost played hero again for the Bulls.

Lavine hit another three-pointer, but officials ruled that it came when time had expired.

Indiana’s Thaddeus Young had 16 points to help the Pacers overcome an early 12-point deficit.

Lauri Markkanen had 27 points, and Kris Dunn had 16 points and 17 assists in the loss for the Bulls.






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