Chicago looked all but finished after Kobe Bryant put the Lakers up 87-81 with about 54 seconds to go -- after all, the Bulls' offense had looked out of sync throughout the second half. But the Bulls got a three-point play from Luol Deng on their next possession, then they got a defensive stop followed by a pair of free throws from Deng to bring them to within 87-86 with about 20 seconds left.
On the Lakers' ensuing possession, they inbounded the ball to Bryant, who was quickly double-teamed; under duress, Bryant made an ill-advised pass to Pau Gasol that was intercepted by the Bulls. The rest was all Derrick Rose:
The Lakers and Kobe Bryant had one last chance, but Bryant drove the ball down the right side into a host of defenders and his bid to win the game was blocked.
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