MILWAUKEE (AP) — Jimmy Butler intercepted the errant pass and darted the other way for a fast-break basket.
Finally, the Chicago Bulls were able to shake free from the pesky Milwaukee Bucks.
Derrick Rose scored 34 points, and Butler added 24 in the Bulls’ 113-106 double-overtime victory Thursday night to take a 3-0 lead in their NBA Eastern Conference playoff series.
Butler got the second overtime off to a rousing start, converting the bad pass from Giannis Antetokounmpo into a dunk that started an 8-0 run that gave Chicago a 109-101 lead with 2:44 left. It was one of four steals in the final period for Chicago.
The Bulls will go for the sweep Saturday in Milwaukee. No NBA team has ever come back from a 3-0 deficit to win a series.
Antetokounmpo had 25 points and Khris Middleton added 18 for Milwaukee, which went scoreless for more than 6 minutes between the first and second overtimes.