NBA: Ayo Dosunmu surpasses buzzer, Bulls edge Hawks

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Chicago Bulls’ Ayo Dosunmu #12 reacts to Dalen Terry #25 and Patrick Williams #44 after hitting the winning basket at timed out during their 110-108 win over the Atlanta Hawks at State Farm Arena on Dec. 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia. Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images/AFP

Ayo Dosunmu made another miss and scored into the net to help the Chicago Bulls win 110-108 over the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday for a second straight win.

The match was drawn 108-108 with four seconds left. DeMar DeRozan shot a balloon, but Dosumnu bounced back and scored again.

DeRozan scored 28 points to lead Chicago, Zach LaVine added 22 and Nikola Vucevic scored 20 points and seven rebounds. Dosunmu scored nine points.

Atlanta’s Trae Young scored 34 points, his third straight game with more than 30 points. He scored 29 points in the first half and sank seven 3-pointers in the match. The Hawks also got 18 points and 11 bounces from Onyeka Okongwu, who finished the match with a basket with 4 seconds left. Dejounte Murray has 15 points and 10 assists.

The teams split the first two meetings; The Hawks won the first game at the buzzer. They play again on January 23 in Chicago.

This is the second time the Bulls have crossed both ends of a back-to-back position.

Chicago leads 30-25 after one inning, although Atlanta is 16 points behind Young. The Bulls took an 18-point lead in the second half, but the Hawks took the lead 61-51 after halftime.

Chicago lost to Alex Caruso with 2:29 left in the first half when he fell heavily. Caruso was taken into the dressing room and did not return because of a shoulder sprain. The day before that, he was suspected of spraining his elbow.

Atlanta took the lead in the third inning and took the Bulls’ lead 81-77 to enter the fourth inning. Atlanta took the lead thanks to AJ Griffin’s 3-pointer and made it 100-92 with five minutes left, but couldn’t hold it.

Atlanta will wrap up three games at home Friday against the Detroit Pistons. Chicago will complete its four-game trip Friday against the New York Knicks.


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