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Gordon, Bulls beat Celtics 121-118 in 2 OT
Updated: 2009-04-27 13:12

Gordon, Bulls beat Celtics 121-118 in 2 OT
Chicago Bulls' Ben Gordon (7) shoots as the Boston Celtics' Ray Allen watches during the second half of Game 4 of their NBA basketball Eastern Conference playoff series in Chicago April 26, 2009. [Agencies] 

"We've been here before," Allen said. "That's why it bothered me so much about this one, because we had opportunities. We were right there."

The Celtics were leading 105-100 in the first OT after baskets by Pierce and Allen, but the Celtics couldn't put away the Bulls.

Allen, who hit two free throws with 9 seconds left to make it 110-107, and then Gordon came through.

He got the ball near the top of the key and dribbled to his right, burying the tying 3 over Pierce. Rondo then missed a jumper, sending it into a second OT.

Noah dunked over Glen Davis to make it a four-point game with 1:26 left. Pierce missed a 3-pointer, and with the crowd chanting his name, Noah made a free throw to make it 117-112 with 35 seconds remaining.

Pierce converted a three-point play to pull Boston within two, but Salmons came up big at the line before making the big block to preserve the win.


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