Ayo Dosunmu was the hero as his buzzer beater earned Chicago Bulls a 110-108 win over the Atlanta Hawks at the State Farm Arena on Thursday.
Dosunmu, scored nine points, three rebounds and two assists in the win with his best points coming at the dead to gift the Bulls the win, their 13th victory of the campaign as they continue to hope for a playoffs spot at the end of the regular season.
The Chicago-native who started the season as the Bulls starting point guard clocked 34 minutes from the bench after Alex Caruso suffered a right shoulder sprain in the game. Caruso only featured for 11 minutes.
With the game tied at 108 points, Demar Derozan air-balled a long two-point shot which luckily fell to Dosunmu for a quick put-back. Dosunmu has averaged 9.1 points, 3.1 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game so far this season.
For the Hawks, Onyeka Okongwu, had one of his best games of the season in their 110-108 loss to the Bulls. Okongwu recorded 18 points, 11 rebounds, one assists and five shot blocks in a record 40 minutes on the court.
Okongwu was in the Hawks starting five due to injury to starting centre, Clint Capela, who suffered a calf injury but is expected to return against the Detroit Pistons on Saturday.
The 22-year-old has averaged 8.5 points and 6.7 rebounds while averaging 21.9 minutes during the ongoing 2022/23 regular season. He recorded 11 points and eight rebounds in the Hawks narrow 126-125 win over the Orlando Magic Tuesday.