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Pistons Beat Bulls in Quadruple-Overtime Marathon

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In an early nominee for Game of the Year, the Detroit Pistons beat the Chicago Bulls 147-144 in a quadruple-overtime marathon that featured plenty of weirdness, clutch makes, clutch misses and some crazy stat lines.

The Pistons had to sweat it out in that fourth overtime. Detroit took an early seven-point lead in that extra frame, but Jimmy Butler, who scored a career-high 43 points, wouldn’t let Chicago die, giving them a chance to send it to a fifth overtime. But Butler’s potential game-tying three-pointer clanked off the rim, and that was that.

Now, instead of listing out all these crazy stats, because it would take way too darn long, let’s just take a look at this nutty box score:

pistons 4 OT

bulls 4OT

And some fun facts:

We could probably keep going and going and going with these stats, but this gives you a pretty good snapshot of what happened on this wild night. Every time it seemed like the game was going to end, something crazy happened that kept it going. Whether that was a missed free throw, a silly foul, a crazy basket or a missed game-winner, it just kept going and going and going.

But now it’s finally over, and the Bulls have to travel to New York to face the Knicks on Saturday, so those are going to be some tired legs in that one.

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