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Old 03-07-2019, 03:48 AM   #1
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LaVine scores 39, Bulls beat 76ers 108-107

Otto Porter Jr. was already in "midstride" taking a drug test when the Chicago bulls championship rings got the word.

The game wasn't over, after all.

While Porter remained in the back, the Bulls returned for one final play and preserved the victory they thought they had already secured.

Zach LaVine scored 39 points and hit the go-ahead layup in the closing seconds, and Chicago beat the cheap Philadelphia 76ers championship rings 108-107 on Wednesday night in a game that featured two endings .

LaVine scored 13 in the fourth quarter as the Bulls wiped out a 10-point deficit on their way to a victory they sure won't forget. Both teams were ordered back to the court as fans filed out of the arena because of a timekeeping error that led to a premature buzzer.

But by the time word got to Porter, it was too late.

The Bulls trailed 107-106 after Jimmy Butler hit two free throws for custom Philadelphia 76ers championship rings with 4.8 seconds remaining. After a timeout, LaVine inbounded to Robin Lopez and got fouled as he went past Mike Scott for the go-ahead layup with 1.6 seconds remaining.

LaVine missed the free throw, but the Chicago bulls championship rings for sale came away with the win after one more twist. He broke up Ben Simmons' inbounds pass to Butler underneath the 76ers' basket, and that's when things really took an unusual turn.

Both teams walked off the court and fans started to file out. The problem was, the horn sounded before anyone touched the ball.

After a review, the referees put 0.5 seconds back on the clock. But with one more chance, Philadelphia came up short when the inbounds pass skipped off Butler's hands.

Porter, meanwhile, couldn't remember being tested so soon after walking off the court. Wayne Selden subbed in for him on that final play, and the Bulls had a few laughs afterward nba championship rings for sale.

Coach Jim Boylen revealed during his postgame media session that Porter was being tested. He also vowed to take the "clock guys" to dinner, even though Philadelphia got a second chance.

Butler scored 22 points in his second game against his former team. Simmons had 18 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists. But the 76ers fell a game behind Toronto for third place in the Eastern Conference. They are 4-3 since the All-Star break, with All-Star center Joel Embiid sidelined by a sore left knee championship sports rings.

LaVine made 14 of 26 shots. Lopez added 19 points as the Bulls snapped a two-game skid.

"We didn't do what we were supposed to do down the stretch," Butler said. "Then we got comfortable a little bit. We got away from what we said we were going to do and once again, the Bulls did a good job."

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