Rose stops Warriors in their tracks

The Warriors, leading the NBA in 3-pointers, went 0-for-13 from down town in the second half and over-time, missing all four long-range tries in the decisive extra five minutes, when Golden State was 2-of-11 shooting from the floor.

Rose sank the winning basket with just over seven seconds remaining, sinking a long jumper with Klay Thompson’s hand in his face. Thompson missed a running jump shot in the dying seconds that would have forced a second over-time.

“Our big thing was to come out with momentum,” Rose said. “We knew it was big to stay with them.”

Joakim Noah and Pau Gasol each added 18 points for the Bulls, with Frenchman Noah grabbing 15 rebounds and passing out six assists and Spaniard Gasol adding 16 rebounds and eight assists.

“Their front-line is as long and tall as any in the NBA,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. “We really scrapped. I didn’t think it was a lack of effort. It was a great game. We thought we had it won a couple of times but we couldn’t finish it out.”

The Bulls improved to 30-17, third in the Eastern Conference and atop the Central division, while the Warriors fell to 36-7, still the best record in the NBA.

Elsewhere, Kyrie Irving tied his season high with 38 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers extended their winning streak to seven games with a 103-95 victory over the Detroit Pistons.

The Miami Heat first lost shooting guard Dwyane Wade to a right hamstring injury in the third quarter, then lost the game altogether as the Milwaukee Bucks prevailed 109-102.

Milwaukee, which outscored the Heat in bench points by a 54-15 margin, improved to 3-0 against Miami this season.

John Wall had 21 points, 13 assists and nine rebounds, leading the Washington Wizards to a 98-92 victory over the LA Lakers.


Dallas Mavericks 90-109 Memphis Grizzlies
Detroit Pistons 95-103 Cleveland Cavaliers
Golden State Warriors 111-113 Chicago OT
Indiana Pacers 91-104 Toronto Raptors
LA Lakers 92-98 Washington Wizards
Miami Heat 102-109 Milwaukee Bucks