Alex Caruso said enough is enough.
In one of the wackiest games you’ll ever see, the Chicago Bulls found themselves down 103-101 to the Toronto Raptors in OT. With roughly 10 seconds left on the clock, Caruso swiped the ball out of Pascal Siakam’s hands to jumpstart the fastbreak. With Zach LaVine charging to the rim, the two-time All-Star drew in the Raptors’ defense before whipping a baseline pass to Caruso in the corner.
Then, The Carushow called game.
Caruso’s game-winning bucket came after an outstanding performance from start to finish. The All-Defensive First Team member was arguably the Bulls’ best players on the court, finishing the night with 13 points, 13 rebounds, 2 steals, and 1 block.
More specifically, while DeMar DeRozan’s 18 points were crucial, Caruso played a MASSIVE role in the team’s 24-5 run in the 4th quarter that brought the game within reach. This included forcing the turnover on the inbound play that ended up sending DeMar DeRozan to the free-throw line with 12.7 to go.
What a freakin’ performance. I can’t imagine how bad the vibes would have been if the Bulls lost that game after a dramatic opening night, so shoutout to AC for possibly saving this squad!