Luol Deng Wins the Game for Chicago in OT vs Toronto! -

Luol Deng Wins the Game for Chicago in OT vs Toronto!

Luol Deng Overtime Game Winner vs Toronto

Luol Deng Overtime Game Winner vs TorontoLuol Deng continued to make his case to be named an NBA All-Star for the second consecutive year after hitting the game winning jumper with 3 seconds left last night to give Chicago a 107-105 win over the Toronto Raptors.

With the score tied and 8.7 seconds left on the clock, Deng received the inbounds pass and went to work on Landry Fields, taking him right and pulling up for an 18 foot jump shot that hit the bottom of the net.

To Bulls Head Coach Tom Thibodeau, Deng’s big basket was no surprise.

“The guys that have been around and seen him play a lot know that’s what he does — whatever you need. You need great defense, he does that. You need a rebound in traffic, he does that. You need a big shot, he does that. To me, that’s who he is. That’s what makes him such a good player.”

ESPN reports Thibodeau initially drew up a different play, but didn’t like the matchups when the teams took the court and called timeout again, changing the play to give Deng the shot.

“I’ve been in the league for a while now,” Deng commented. “I know what I can do and what I can’t do. When it comes to the last minutes of the game, I’m not as nervous or worried about what I’m going to do as I used to be. There’s a few things that I do well and I’m going to stick to that.”

Deng finished with 19 points, 6 rebounds, 7 assists, 1 steal and 1 block, playing 48 minutes, despite tweaking his hamstring in the first quarter.

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