Bulls edge Raptors in final second of overtime

The Chicago Bulls edged the Toronto Raptors 102-101 in the final second of overtime to win their fourth consecutive game and their league-leading 40th of the season at the United Center on Saturday.

Luol Deng made a put back shot for the Bulls as time expired following James Johnson's block of C.J. Watson's shot. The play was reviewed by the officials to confirm Deng had released the ball prior to the buzzer.

With score tied at 100-100, the Raptors (16-33) missed three of four foul shots in the final 15 seconds to give the Bulls their opportunity to prevail.

Carlos Boozer led the Bulls (40-10) with 24 points and 10 rebounds and Deng also registered a double-double with 23 points and 10 rebounds.

Johnson and Jose Calderon led the Raptors with 20 points each and Gary Forbes had a double-double with 12 points and 13 rebounds.

(Reporting by Mike Mouat in Windsor, Ontario. Editing by Nick Mulvenney; To query or comment on this story email