OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (WREX) — Dixon native Isaiah Roby made the 3rd start of his NBA career, and his 2nd straight, helping the Oklahoma City Thunder erase a big 2nd half deficit to beat the Chicago Bulls in overtime, 127-125. Roby tallied 14 points and 4 rebounds in the game before fouling out.
Roby got off to a quick start after winning the opening tip, hitting a 3-pointer from the top of the key, then grabbing a rebound and going coast-to-coast for a layup in the 1st quarter. The Bulls led by 18 at the half and as many as 22 in the 3rd quarter, but Oklahoma City hung around, and a couple of Roby dunks in the 4th quarter helped spark a comeback.
The Bulls had a shot to win at the buzzer, but Zach LaVine's pull-up 3-pointer fell short as time expired in overtime. LaVine finished with 35 points in the loss.