CHICAGO – Derrick Rose thought he capped off a spectacular fourth quarter with a game-winning layup but instead had to take a secondary role as his teammates finished off the Trail Blazers in overtime.
Rose scored 33 points and Luol Deng added seven of his 23 in the extra period to lead the Chicago Bulls to a 115-111 victory over Portland on Friday.
Rose scored 12 points in the fourth quarter, but he was held scoreless in overtime, when the Blazers started trapping him in the frontcourt. Rose thought he had it won with a layup over LaMarcus Aldridge as time expired to end regulation, but the ball rimmed out.
“I thought it was definitely in after I hit the backboard. I said, ‘It’s in, that’s game,’ ” Rose said.
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Brandon Roy’s jumper with 3:46 left in overtime gave the Blazers a 107-106 lead, but Kirk Hinrich answered for the Bulls with a driving layup, Deng made a fadeaway jumper, and Joakim Noah found Taj Gibson for a layup to put the Bulls up 112-107 with 2:09 remaining.
Portland came back, and Roy tried for the lead but missed a 3-pointer with 5 seconds left. Deng finished on the other end to seal the game for the Bulls with a dunk.
The Bulls have won six of seven since the All-Star break.
Aldridge finished with a season-high 32 points, and Roy added 23 for Portland.
The Bulls trailed 95-90 after Marcus Camby’s dunk with 5:56 left in the fourth quarter, but they came back after Deng hit a jumper and made a pair of free throws. Rose then gave the Bulls a 96-95 lead with a layup.
Roy’s jumper over Deng in the lane tied it with 16 seconds left in the fourth quarter.