The Phoenix Suns almost pulled off an improbable come-from-behind victory on Wednesday night at US Airways Center, but the Chicago Bulls were able to hold on for a 112-106 win.
After getting outscored in each of the first three quarters, the Suns found life in the final period, roaring back from a 14-point deficit to outscore the Bulls, 31-17, and send the game into overtime.
But it was the Bulls who distanced themselves in the final five minutes, outscoring the Suns 12-6 to come away with the hard-earned victory.
Five different Bulls scored in double figures, including Carlos Boozer, who posted a game-high 28 points, 14 rebounds, three assists and one steal on 11-of-20 shooting.
Player of the Game: Carlos Boozer, PF, Chicago Bulls
Carlos Boozer has received criticism throughout the years in Chicago, but he certainly came to play on Wednesday, scoring at an efficient rate, crashing the glass and even adding some dimes.
Up Next for Bulls
Chicago visits the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday. Jamal Crawford, who signed with the Clippers in the offseason, is leading the team in points per game coming off the bench.
Up Next for Suns
Phoenix visits the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday. After a 1-4 start that saw coach Mike Brown get fired, the Lakers have won two of their last three contests. On the other hand, they just lost a heartbreaker to the San Antonio Spurs.