Lauri Markkanen made three free throws to give Chicago the lead for good, Zach LaVine scored a career-high 47 points and the Bulls overcame Trae Young’s career-high 49 points to beat the Atlanta Hawks 168-161 in four overtimes Friday night.
Milwaukee Bucks guard Eric Bledsoe (6) shoots the ball past Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram (14) in the first quarter at Staples Center. Markkanen finished with 31 points with 17 rebounds. He snapped a 159-all tie by making the three free throws after he was fouled by Alex Len.
Young, the rookie who played almost 56 minutes, had his third straight game of setting or matching his career scoring high after back-to-back games with 36 points. He had 16 assists, eight rebounds and nine turnovers.
Young and DeAndre Bembry had turnovers in the final 30 seconds of the third overtime, preventing the Hawks from an opportunity to snap a 155-all tie. Ryan Arcidiacono’s 3-pointer forced the third overtime. The Bulls have won five of six.
Boston Celtics 107 — 96 Washington Wizards
Kyrie Irving had 13 points and 12 assists, Al Horford scored 18 points and Boston beat Washington to snap a four-game losing streak.
Marcus Morris added 17 points and nine rebounds, Marcus Smart scored 16 points, and Jaylen Brown added 13. The Celtics won for the first time since the All-Star break to avoid their first five-game skid in more than four years.
Bradley Beal had 29 points and 11 rebounds for the Wizards, and Tomas Satoransky and Jeff Green each had 15 points.
Milwaukee Bucks 131 — 120 Los Angeles Lakers
Eric Bledsoe scored 31 points, Malcolm Brogdon added 21 points, and Milwaukee held off Los Angeles for its eighth consecutive victory and 10th in a row on the road.
Bledsoe’s basket tied it for the last time at 118-all. That launched a game-ending 15-2 run with all but four of the points scored by Bledsoe and Brogdon.
Rajon Rondo and LeBron James had turnovers during the Bucks’ spurt. Giannis Antetokounmpo was held to 16 points — below his 27-point average — and 15 rebounds for Milwaukee.