NBA -- Bulls squeak past Jazz, 89-88
By Francisco Marron Jr.
Sun, 10 Mar 2013
CHICAGO -- Marco Belinelli drilled a 3 in the final 5.9 seconds of play and the Chicago Bulls held on to beat the Utah Jazz, 89-88 Friday night at the United Center.
Without the injured Derrick Rose. Kirk Hinrick, Richard Hamilton and Taj Gibson, Belinelli got the nod to start and made the most out of it. The 6-foot-5 guard netted 22 points in 42 minutes of play, making seven of his 14 field goals, including 3-for-4 from 3-point territory. Belinelli also grabbed four rebounds and dished three assists.
Former Jazz Carlos Boozer also had a big night, finishing with 22 points and 10 rebounds against a physical Utah team that muscled its way back to the contest with a 10-0 run late in the fourth quarter. But the Jazz couldn't punctuate their rally with a win as Gordon Hayward missed a wide open 15-footer as time expired.
Point guard Nate Robinson tallied 14 points and seven assists while all-purpose forward Luol Deng had 12 and six rebounds as the Bulls snapped a two-game losing skid. The Bulls, who improved to 35-27, leave Chicago on Saturday for a three-game swing beginning Sunday in Los Angeles against the Lakers.
Big Al Jefferson led the Jazz with 23 points while Marvin Williams finished with 11. (FM)
Photo: Marco Belinelli celebrates with fellow Bull Carlos Boozer.
Click here to view a list of other articles written by Francisco Marron Jr..
Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:
|OSCAR DE LA HOYA SHARES HIS THOUGHTS ON HISTORY'S MOST EXCITING SPEED VS. POWER MATCH UPS|
By , Tue, 03 May 2016ALA PROMOTIONS PRESIDENT MICHAEL ALDEGUER SAYS MAGSAYO WILL NEVER BE ANOTHER MANNY PACQUIAO
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Tue, 03 May 2016Christopher Brooker & Antowyan Aikens meet Face to Face before their big showdown this Friday, May 6 at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia
By , Tue, 03 May 2016Kubrat Pulev - Dereck Chisora European title clash added to Crolla - Barroso Lightweight title telecast this Saturday on AWE--A Wealth of Entertainment
By , Tue, 03 May 2016Andre Berto -- Conor McGregor Called Me ... After I KO'd Ortiz (VIDEO)
By , Tue, 03 May 2016NBA -- Warriors blast past the Trail Blazers 118 - 106, take a 1 - 0 series lead
By Ryan Medida, Tue, 03 May 2016NBA PLAYOFFS -- Raptors nip Pacers in Game 7, win first playoffs series since 2000
By Mark Josef, Tue, 03 May 2016Magnificent move by ALA Promotions
By Recah Trinidad, Mon, 02 May 2016Barthelemy vs Bey at Seminole Hotel in Hollywood, FL on June 3
By , Mon, 02 May 2016‘Pacquiao just fine and safe for the Olympics’
By Recah Trinidad, Sun, 01 May 2016CASIMERO FOCUSED ON RUENROENG REMATCH
By , Sun, 01 May 2016ALA Promotions: "Magsayo will never be a Pacquiao"
By , Sun, 01 May 2016NOTHING BEATS SEEING GRATITUDE THROUGH THE EYES OF A CHILD
By Ed de la Vega, DDS, Sun, 01 May 2016WILLIAMS WINS VICTORIAN TITLE
By , Sun, 01 May 2016TINAMPAY BOWS IN WBC YOUTH WORLD TITLE FIGHT
By Lito delos Reyes, Sun, 01 May 2016Floyd Mayweather Jr. reveals 'nine-figure' talks with CBS/ Showtime for possible ring return
By Rich Mazon , Sun, 01 May 2016PHOTOS: BERTO STOPS ORTIZ IN 4
By , Sun, 01 May 2016WILLIAMS STOPS RODRIGUEZ IN 2
By Jhay Oh Otamias, Sun, 01 May 2016LARA KNOCKS DOWN MONTIEL 4 TIMES EN ROUTE TO 1ST ROUND STOPPAGE
By Jhay Oh Otamias, Sun, 01 May 2016ORTIZ-BERTO UNDERCARD RESULTS: UNBEATEN OLYMPIAN GAUSHA STOPS LORA IN 7
By Jhay Oh Otamias, Sun, 01 May 2016Sanman boxers invade Makati by storm
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel, Sun, 01 May 2016RESULTS OF BRAWL AT THE MALL MAKATI: Plania captures WBF Int’l bantam crown
By Lito delos Reyes, Sun, 01 May 2016LEAGUE OF FISTS: LIGHTWEIGHT SEMI-FINALS AND SEASON 2 MATCHES
By Rene Bonsubre, Jr., Sun, 01 May 2016Andre Dirrell Wins Unanimous Decision over Blake Caparello in Premier Boxing Champions on Spike Live from the Taj Mahal Casino & Hotel in Atlantic City
By , Sun, 01 May 2016