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HOLY BLEEPING BULLS: Zach LaVine’s Career-Night Carried Bulls to Last Second Victory (VIDEOS)

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Yup, Zach LaVine had one of the most impressive performances you’ll see this season.

One night after feuding with his head coach, the Bulls’ top player came out with a 49-point performance sinking a RIDICULOUS 13 3-point shots, cementing himself in the NBA record books. And most importantly, delivering a 116-115 win against the Hornets in a game the Bulls *DESPERATELY* needed.

Some perspective on LaVine’a greatness:

When you’re hanging with Steph and Klay, you’re doing something right.

This is my kind of energy:

Prior to that miraculous ending, the game had a familiar feeling with the Bulls losing a sizable lead against a bottom rung opponent. But then the fourth quarter started, Coby White did his part to help keep the Bulls hang around with some key 3-point shots as part of a 12-point period en route to a 28-point night. And after LaVine checked back in, he didn’t look back as he hit SEVEN threes, including the game-winning bucket with 0.5 seconds remaining.

But let’s not allow Tomas Satoransky’s massive 3-pointer to make the score 115-113 go unnoticed.

In fact, let’s re-live the damn thing:

Absolutely absurd. And what followed was plain nuts. Wendell Carter Jr. pulled the ball away after the Hornets struggled to get the ball in bounds and advance it down the court, leaving LaVine to scoop it up, head right for the arc, and make history.  sinking his 13th three-point bucket of the game.

Finally, something worth celebrating:

Wow! I still don’t know what to do with my hands. We’ll have more to get into this later, but for now, enjoy it.

These tend to be the type of games that help teams turn things around, though I wouldn’t go out on that limb just yet. But the Bulls are about to see one heck of a favorable schedule over the next seven games. So … maybe this is the spark?

The Bulls have yet to have a win that was THIS exiting. And even though it was mostly thanks to LaVine’s unthinkable heroics, perhaps this sparks the team to a point where it can take advantage of the momentum.


Author: Elias Schuster

Elias Schuster is a writer for Bleacher Nation and a human being. You can follow him on Twitter @Schuster_Elias.