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Roby helps Thunder come back to beat Bulls

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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.

Derek Bayne

Derek Bayne joined 13 WREX as the sports director in December of 2011. He grew up in the Chicago suburbs and moved back to Illinois after working several years in North Carolina. For any sports story ideas or tips, you can email dbayne@wrex.com.

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