Wade, Butler lead Bulls over Suns 128-121 in overtime (Feb 24, 2017)
CHICAGO (AP) To Dwyane Wade, it felt like an otherworldly experience.
There he was showing some of his old explosiveness as he drove past Eric Bledsoe for a thunderous right-handed dunk over a rotating Alex Len, an emphatic exclamation mark on a wild overtime victory for the Chicago Bulls.
”It was an out of body experience,” he said.
Wade scored 23 points, Jimmy Butler added 22 and the Bulls rallied to beat the Phoenix Suns 128-121 in overtime Friday night.
Devin Booker scored 27 points for Phoenix, but missed a chance to win it in regulation after Wade fouled him on a 3-pointer with 1.5 seconds left. Booker hit the first two free throws to tie it, then missed the third.
Wade and Butler led the Bulls as they rallied from 11 down in the fourth quarter to beat the Western Conference’s last-place team. Both players scored 14 points after the third to help the Bulls win their third straight.
Nikola Mirotic scored 20 points and hit four 3-pointers. Robin Lopez added 19 points. Denzel Valentine, who figures to get more playing time after Doug McDermott was traded to Oklahoma City along with Taj Gibson on Thursday, had 15 points. The rookie hit 5 of 8 3-pointers.
”You get more confidence, obviously, because you’re not looking over your shoulder every time something happens,” Valentine said. ”You get more confidence when you know you’re in the rotation.”
Bledsoe had 17 points and…