Chicago 112, Phoenix 106

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 9:00 PM
Location - US Airways Center, Phoenix, Arizona
Officials - #8 Marc Davis, #52 Scott Twardoski, #40 Leon Wood
Attendance - 15305

Final Scoring Summary

Final OT 1 2 3 4 X T
Chicago 29 28 26 17 12 112
Phoenix 27 24 18 31 6 106

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Chicago 5-3 3-3 2-0 W1
Phoenix 4-5 3-2 1-3 L1

Recap

Bulls 112, Suns 106 (OT): Carlos Boozer scored a game-high 28 points and added 14 rebounds while Joakim Noah and Luol Deng scored 21 apiece as visiting Chicago began its five-game road trip with an overtime victory after squandering a 14-point fourth-quarter lead.

Noah pulled down 12 rebounds and Richard Hamilton scored 15 points for the Bulls, who have won four straight in Phoenix for the first time since Oct. 24, 1971-Oct. 24, 1972.

Luis Scola had 24 points and 14 boards while Sebastian Telfair scored 17 points off the bench for the Suns, who have lost four in a row and seven of eight against Chicago.

Already ahead by eight with 5:03 remaining in the third quarter, Chicago scored 10 straight points in a two-minute span to take a 79-61 lead. Deng recorded six points during the run, and the Bulls took an 83-69 advantage into the fourth period.

Phoenix began the fourth by scoring 21 of the first 29 points, closing the gap to 91-90 with 4:28 to play. P.J. Tucker forged a tie for the third time with a layup with 9.4 seconds left, but Deng hit a jumper 58 seconds into overtime and the Bulls never looked back.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Hamilton was 4-of-6 from the free-throw line after converting all 17 of his attempts over his first seven games. ... Phoenix guard Goran Dragic reached double digits for the ninth time in as many contests this season with 12 points. ... Suns center Marcin Gortat scored 11 points but fell two rebounds shy of his sixth double-double in eight contests.

Top Game Performances

Chicago   Phoenix
Carlos Boozer 28 Scoring Luis Scola 24
Kirk Hinrich 7 Assists Goran Dragic 5
Carlos Boozer 14 Rebounds Luis Scola 14
Carlos Boozer 6 Free Throws Made Michael Beasley 4
Jimmy Butler 2 Steals Goran Dragic 3
Taj Gibson 2 Blocks Michael Beasley 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Chicago 112 50.0 6-12 18-25 26 46 5 7 15
Phoenix 106 40.0 6-21 16-17 19 51 6 6 15

Upcoming Games

  • Phoenix will play their next game on the road against L.A. Lakers. The Suns have a W/L % of .200 after a win and .750 after a loss.
  • Chicago will play their next game on the road against L.A. Clippers . The Bulls have a W/L % of .400 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.
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