CHICAGO – Ersan Ilyasova scored 14 of his 18 points in the second half and the Milwaukee Bucks overcame a 27-point deficit in a stunning 93-92 win over the Chicago Bulls on Monday night.
Richard Hamilton scored a season-high 30 points for the Bulls but missed a shot at the buzzer that could have won it.
Ilyasova led a 31-4 second half-run as the Bucks snapped a nine-game losing streak to Chicago and prevented the Bulls from moving past Milwaukee into first place in the Central Division.
Ilyasova scored 12 points in the fourth quarter when Milwaukee outscored Chicago 30-12. Milwaukee played the entire fourth quarter with five reserves: Ilyasova, Epke Udoh, Beno Udrih, Mike Dunleavy and Doron Lamb.
The Bucks hadn’t beaten Chicago since April 6, 2010.
NETS 96, KNICKS 89, OT: In New York, Jerry Stackhouse, wearing the No. 42 Jackie Robinson made famous in Brooklyn, made the tiebreaking three-pointer with 3:31 left in overtime as the Nets controlled the extra period of a playoff-like game that neither team led by more than seven.
Brook Lopez had 22 points and 11 rebounds, and Deron Williams added 16 points and 14 assists as the Nets improved to 7-1 in their new home and tied the Knicks atop the Atlantic Division at 9-4.
Carmelo Anthony had 35 points and 13 rebounds but was only 10 of 16 at the free throw line. Tyson Chandler finished with 28 points and 10 boards, but no other Knicks player was in double figures.
PISTONS 108, TRAIL BLAZERS 101: In Auburn Hills, Mich., Brandon Knight scored 16 of his 26 points in the first half to lead Detroit.
Portland’s Damian Lillard entered the day as the NBA’s top rookie scorer, averaging 19.6 points per game. He missed his first 12 shots from the field against the Pistons.
THUNDER 114, BOBCATS 69: In Oklahoma City, Kevin Durant scored 18 points and Oklahoma City opened a 40-point halftime lead in one of the most lopsided first halves in NBA history on its way to the blowout.
Russell Westbrook had 12 points and 11 assists before he and the rest of Oklahoma City’s starters were pulled less than 5 minutes into the second half with the Thunder leading 79-25.
SPURS 118, WIZARDS 92: In Washington, Boris Diaw scored 16 points, Tiago Splitter had 15 points and 12 rebounds and Tony Parker added 15 to help San Antonio keep Washington winless.
The Wizards are the 12th team in NBA history to start the season 0-12 according to STATS and are six away from equaling the New Jersey Nets’ record 0-18 start in 2009-10.
GRIZZLIES 84, CAVALIERS 78: In Memphis, Tenn., Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol scored 19 points each and Memphis overcame a lethargic performance to escape with a win and maintain its position with the best record in the NBA.