Neither the Chicago Bulls nor the Detroit Pistons wanted to lose. But after four overtime games, the Pistons outlasted the Bulls 147-144 for the win.
It was the Pistons’ Andre Drummond who led the pack with 33 points and 21 rebounds, with Reggie Jackson adding 31 points and 13 assists.
It was a tight back-and-forth game that definitely pushed both teams to their limit; at halftime, the pistons were up by 3 points, 55-52, but both teams scored evenly in the second quarter with 25 points each.
With both teams evenly-matched, fourth quarter was a tug-o-war for the lead as the game clock winded down. With 18 seconds left on the clock, a well put lay-up by Drummond tied the game at 105.
After three OTs , the Pistons was able to score the first seven points of the fourth OT and hung on after things got real tense in the final seconds to finally end the intense game.
Jimmy Buttler scored a career-high 43 points for the Bulls, while Derrick Rose scored 34 points.
This was the 13th game in NBA history to reach at least four overtimes.
Are you a Pistons Fan? Did you watch the intense game?