Credit: USA Today – Scanpix
Credit USA Today – Scanpix

DeMar DeRozan scored 10 of his season-high 50 points in overtime as the Chicago Bulls (45-32) rallied from a 16-point, second-half deficit to beat the visiting Los Angeles Clippers (37-40) 135-130 (22-32, 28-27, 32-33, 36-26, 17-12) on Thursday.

Player of the Game
DeMar  DeRozan
EFF
46
DeMar DeRozan
Points 50
Accuracy 17-26
Rebounds 5
Assists 6

DeRozan's dunk with three seconds left in OT sealed the comeback victory for Chicago (45-32), which never trailed in overtime after falling behind by 11 with 4:58 remaining in regulation.

Nikola Vucevic tallied 22 points and 14 rebounds for the Bulls, who have won three of their past four games. Zach LaVine added 21 points, Coby White had 11 and Patrick Williams contributed 10 points and 12 rebounds.

Reggie Jackson scored 34 points for Los Angeles (37-40), which has lost six of its last seven games. Paul George had 22 points, Marcus Morris Sr. added 20, Nicolas Batum had 17, and Ivica Zubac and Luke Kennard finished with 11 points apiece. Zubac pulled down nine rebounds.

The Bulls trailed by two with 3.5 seconds left in regulation before DeRozan was fouled on a 3-point attempt, giving him three foul shots.

DeRozan made his first two shots to tie the game but missed his third attempt, sending the game to overtime.

DeRozan hit 17 of 26 field-goal attempts and was 14 of 15 from the foul line. He also logged five rebounds and six assists.

The Clippers set the tone early by taking a 32-22 lead after shooting 61.9 percent in the first quarter. Morris, who scored a combined five points in his previous two games, had 10 points in the opening period Thursday.

Los Angeles used an 18-4 run to extend its lead to 15 points with 3:57 left in the second quarter and took a 59-50 lead into the break.

The Clippers shot 55 percent from the field in the first half while holding the Bulls to 38.8 percent shooting.

Points this season

48%
111,7
Points made: 111,7
Accuracy: 48,1%
Place in standings: 11
Record max: 135
Record min: 77
Best scorer: DeMar DeRozan

Los Angeles stretched its lead to 79-63 when George drilled a 3-pointer with 5:50 left in the third quarter.

The Clippers carried a 10-point lead into the fourth quarter before Chicago cut the deficit to 99-94 on Williams' dunk with 7:36 remaining.

George, who was playing his second game after missing three months with an elbow injury, finished with four rebounds, five assists, and three steals in 32 minutes.

Bulls: DeMar DeRozan 50 (15/24 2PT, 2/2 3PT, 14/15 FT, 5 REB, 6 AST), Nikola Vucevic 22 (6/14 2PT, 3/5 3PT, 14 REB), Zach LaVine 21 (4/11 2PT, 1/6 3PT, 10/13 FT, 5 AST), Coby White 11 (4/5 2PT, 1/7 3PT), Patrick Williams 10 (2/2 3PT, 12 REB, 2 BLK).

Clippers: Reggie Jackson 34 (6/14 2PT, 6/9 3PT, 7 AST, 4 TO), Paul George 22 (5/11 2PT, 2/9 3PT, 6/7 FT, 5 AST, 3 STL, 5 TO), Marcus Morris 20 (6/9 2PT, 5/6 FT, 4 AST), Nicolas Batum 17 (4/8 3PT, 5 REB, 3 BLK), Ivica Zubac 11 (5/8 2PT, 9 REB), Luke Kennard 11 (2/5 3PT, 5 REB).

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Chicago Bulls
Los Angeles Clippers
49%
50/102
Field goals
50%
45/90
59
Rebounds
47
24
Assists
26
6
Steals
7
17
Fouls
24
55%
40/73
2-pointers
54%
29/54

Best players

DeMar  DeRozan
50 PTS
17/26 FG
14/15 FT
Reggie  Jackson
34 PTS
12/23 FG
4/4 FT
Nikola  Vucevic
14 REB
9 DREB
5 OREB
Ivica  Zubac
9 REB
7 DREB
2 OREB
Alex  Caruso
7 As
0 TO
33 MIN
Reggie  Jackson
7 As
4 TO
40 MIN
DeMar  DeRozan
46 EFF
63% 2P%
100% 3P%
Reggie  Jackson
23 EFF
43% 2P%
67% 3P%