NBA: Chicago 102, Toronto 101

March 25, 2012 at 12:19 AM
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CHICAGO, March 25 (UPI) -- Chicago's Luol Deng scored off a deflected shot just before the final buzzer Saturday, allowing the Bulls to squeak by Toronto 102-101.

With the Bulls trailing 101-100, Toronto's Gary Forbes could have wrapped up the victory for the Raptors but missed two free throws with 6.4 seconds left.

On the ensuing possession, Chicago's Earl Watson (23 points) drove into the lane but his attempted fall-away shot was blocked by James Johnson. The deflected ball came to Deng under the basket, and his put-back shot was on the way to the hole when time expired.

A video review confirmed Deng had gotten the shot off in time, and the Eastern Conference-leading Bulls claimed their fourth straight win.

Carlos Boozer scored 24 points, and Deng finished with 23 points and 10 rebounds as Chicago reached the 40-win plateau.

The Raptors were led by Jose Calderon with 20 points and had 10 assists, while Andrea Bargnani added 17 points.

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