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LaVine scores career-high 41 points in double OT win

NEW YORK (AP) Zach LaVine decided to take the game into his own hands and finally put an end to this double-overtime affair.

Scoring a career-high 41 points, including all eight in the second overtime and the game-winning free throw with 0.2 seconds left, LaVine led the Chicago Bulls to a 116-115 win over the New York Knicks on Monday night.

''I was doing what I do to get us a lead,'' LaVine said. ''I try to get to the cup, get to the free-throw line. At the end of the day, I am going to do what I do to help us get a win.''"

Antonio Blakeney scored 17 points, Jabari Parker had 15 and Wendell Carter Jr. added 11 points and 13 rebounds for the Bulls.

Enes Kanter led the Knicks with 23 points and 24 rebounds while Allonzo Trier scored 21.

Emmanuel Mudiay's coast-to-coast layup had tied the score with 2.7 seconds left in the second overtime. But, his foul sent a driving LaVine to the line for the winning free throw.

''I love the attack on that last possession to get to the free-throw line, which was obviously needed,'' said Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg. ''Our guys needed to get a close one. The guys hung tough and they stuck together. We found a way to get it.''

LaVine, who scored all eight of Chicago's points in the second overtime, scored the final points of the first overtime with his fadeaway jumper with 1:13 remaining.

Chicago had taken its biggest lead of the game, 59-49, on LaVine's free throw with 7:28 remaining in the third quarter. The Knicks cut the deficit to two, 72-70, on Kanter's short turnaround with 1:47 left in the third but still trailed 78-72 after three.

The Knicks scored the first five points of the fourth quarter to pull within one and finally got even at 93-93 on Trey Burke's jumper with 4:14 remaining.

LaVine then hit three consecutive 3-pointers for the Bulls, but Trier hit a pair of free throws and then a 3-pointer with 48 seconds left to tie the game 102-102.

LaVine missed a pair of shots on Chicago's next possession. Trier couldn't connect on a jumper with three seconds left and Mario Hezonja's offensive rebound and follow-up didn't fall as the game went to overtime.

Mudiay gave the Knicks their first lead since the second quarter, 104-102, when he hit a jumper with 4:12 left in the first overtime.

''Tough one to take on the chin. Tough way to end the game,'' Trier said. ''Those are games you want to win. We were right there. I guess we've had a lot of moral victories, but we have to find a way to get over the hump.''

Damyean Dotson scored 18 points, Mudiay finished with 16 and Hezonja added 15 for the Knicks.

TIP-INS:

Bulls: With the victory, Chicago avoided starting the season 2-9 for the second consecutive season.the Bulls have won four of their last five games against New York.

Knicks: Kevin Knox, the (hash)9 pick in the 2018 NBA Draft, returned after missing seven games with a sprained left ankle. He played just five minutes and scored two points.New York has now lost both ends of their two back-to-backs this season. In their first set, the Knicks lost to the Brooklyn Nets and Boston Celtics on October 19-20.

WHO'S FOLLOWING THE LEADER?

Lauri Markkanen led the Bulls in scoring (15.2 ppg) and rebounding (7.5 rpg) last season, while Kris Dunn was (hash)1 in both assists (6.0 apg) and steals (2.0 spg). Markkanen (sprained right elbow) has not played yet this season and Dunn (sprained left MCL) has only played one game (October 22 vs. Dallas).

A NEW WAY

With Tim Hardaway Jr. out of the starting lineup on Monday night with a lower back injury, Frank Ntilikina is now the only Knick to start all 11 games this season. Hardaway Jr. was replaced by Allonzo Trier, who received the first start of his career.

EMPTY BUCKET

The Knicks did not hit their first basket of the game until Damyean Dotson connected on a 3-pointer with 6:53 left in the first quarter. Despite the early draught, the bucket gave the Knicks a 6-4 lead. Overall, New York shot 23.1% (6-26) from the field in the first quarter and trailed 24-21.

UP NEXT

Bulls: Chicago visits New Orleans on Wednesday.

Knicks: New York visits Atlanta on Wednesday.

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Key Players
Z. LaVine
8 PG
T. Hardaway Jr.
3 G
32.5 Min. Per Game 32.5
23.3 Pts. Per Game 23.3
3.3 Ast. Per Game 3.3
3.4 Reb. Per Game 3.4
47.4 Field Goal % 41.7
46.5 Three Point % 41.7
84.6 Free Throw % 87.5
  Defensive rebound by Allonzo Trier 0:00
  Zach LaVine missed 2nd of 2 free throws 0:00
+ 1 Zach LaVine made 1st of 2 free throws 0:00
  Shooting foul on Emmanuel Mudiay 0:00
+ 2 Emmanuel Mudiay made finger-roll layup 0:02
  Defensive rebound by Damyean Dotson 0:05
  Robin Lopez missed dunk 0:09
  Zach LaVine missed jump shot 0:10
  Lost ball turnover on Enes Kanter, stolen by Zach LaVine 0:28
  Offensive rebound by Enes Kanter 0:31
  Allonzo Trier missed floating jump shot 0:33
Team Stats
Points 116 115
Field Goals 43-95 (45.3%) 41-106 (38.7%)
3-Pointers 8-30 (26.7%) 7-26 (26.9%)
Free Throws 22-30 (73.3%) 26-29 (89.7%)
Total Rebounds 60 68
Offensive 11 21
Defensive 37 41
Team 12 6
Assists 15 20
Steals 9 7
Blocks 9 6
Turnovers 19 17
Fouls 22 27
Technicals 1 0
41 PTS, 4 REB, 4 AST
23 PTS, 24 REB, 7 AST
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away team logo Bulls 3-8 2423312468116
home team logo Knicks 3-8 2126253067115
Team Stats
away team logo Bulls 3-8 PPG RPG APG
home team logo Knicks 3-8 PPG RPG APG
Key Players
Z. LaVine PG 23.7 PPG 4.7 RPG 4.5 APG 46.7 FG%
E. Kanter C PPG RPG APG FG%
Top Scorers
Z. LaVine PG 41 PTS 4 REB 4 AST
E. Kanter C 23 PTS 24 REB 7 AST
45.3 FG% 38.7
26.7 3PT FG% 26.9
73.3 FT% 89.7
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
Z. LaVine 41 4 4 13/25 4/10 11/14 1 49 3 2 8 0 4 +3 50
J. Parker 15 8 2 7/15 0/2 1/1 2 42 0 1 4 1 7 +6 24
W. Carter Jr. 11 13 2 3/9 1/1 4/4 6 22 0 2 3 6 7 +11 27
C. Payne 8 3 2 4/11 0/4 0/1 1 40 0 1 0 1 2 +11 16
J. Holiday 6 4 3 2/10 2/6 0/0 4 46 3 0 0 0 4 +3 19
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
Z. LaVine 41 4 4 13/25 4/10 11/14 1 49 3 2 8 0 4 +3 50
J. Parker 15 8 2 7/15 0/2 1/1 2 42 0 1 4 1 7 +6 24
W. Carter Jr. 11 13 2 3/9 1/1 4/4 6 22 0 2 3 6 7 +11 27
C. Payne 8 3 2 4/11 0/4 0/1 1 40 0 1 0 1 2 +11 16
J. Holiday 6 4 3 2/10 2/6 0/0 4 46 3 0 0 0 4 +3 19
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
A. Blakeney 17 1 0 6/13 1/5 4/5 2 20 2 1 1 0 1 -4 20
C. Hutchison 8 3 0 4/5 0/1 0/0 2 15 0 0 1 0 3 -5 10
C. Felicio 4 7 1 2/2 0/0 0/1 2 18 0 0 1 0 7 -11 12
R. Arcidiacono 4 0 1 1/2 0/1 2/4 2 17 1 0 0 0 0 -10 7
R. Lopez 2 5 0 1/3 0/0 0/0 0 17 0 2 1 3 2 +1 8
D. Valentine - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. Dunn - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Portis - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Ulis - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
S. Harrison - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Alkins - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
L. Markkanen - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 116 48 15 43/95 8/30 22/30 22 286 9 9 19 11 37 +5 193
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
A. Trier 21 3 1 5/15 2/4 9/9 3 41 2 1 2 0 3 -1 27
D. Dotson 18 5 2 7/14 2/7 2/2 3 41 0 0 0 1 4 -1 27
N. Vonleh 10 11 1 3/10 1/2 3/4 3 34 1 2 4 5 6 -4 22
F. Ntilikina 0 1 2 0/6 0/3 0/0 2 16 0 0 0 0 1 -17 5
M. Robinson 0 3 0 0/2 0/0 0/0 4 11 0 2 0 1 2 -9 5
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
A. Trier 21 3 1 5/15 2/4 9/9 3 41 2 1 2 0 3 -1 27
D. Dotson 18 5 2 7/14 2/7 2/2 3 41 0 0 0 1 4 -1 27
N. Vonleh 10 11 1 3/10 1/2 3/4 3 34 1 2 4 5 6 -4 22
F. Ntilikina 0 1 2 0/6 0/3 0/0 2 16 0 0 0 0 1 -17 5
M. Robinson 0 3 0 0/2 0/0 0/0 4 11 0 2 0 1 2 -9 5
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
E. Kanter 23 24 7 8/14 0/1 7/8 2 40 1 0 4 9 15 +7 58
E. Mudiay 16 6 2 7/16 1/3 1/1 5 34 1 0 2 3 3 +11 25
M. Hezonja 15 6 2 6/18 1/5 2/3 3 36 1 1 3 2 4 +2 24
T. Burke 8 2 3 3/7 0/1 2/2 2 23 0 0 1 0 2 +7 15
L. Thomas 2 1 0 1/2 0/0 0/0 0 5 0 0 0 0 1 +1 3
K. Knox 2 0 0 1/2 0/0 0/0 0 4 1 0 1 0 0 -1 2
C. Lee - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Hardaway Jr. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
I. Hicks - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
L. Kornet - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. Porzingis - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Baker - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 115 62 20 41/106 7/26 26/29 27 285 7 6 17 21 41 -5 213