Triple-Over-Team: The Chicago Bulls’ affinity for 3OT classic

bulls 3OT

With yesterday’s recent thriller, it’s a good time to look back at this team which for some rea­son, lit­er­ally seems to end up fight­ing till the very last sec­ond. With 3 triple-overtime games in the last in last few years, and one epic from 20 years ago, they’ve been the most reg­u­larly appear­ing par­tic­i­pant in these marathon nail-biters.


1. Decem­ber 02, 2013

Yesterday’s 3-OT loss to the Pel­i­cans where one of the com­men­ta­tors acci­den­tally com­pared Ryan Ander­son to Larry Leg­end (blasphemy!).


2. April 27, 2013

The Nate Robin­son Game’ from the 2013 Play­offs, where he went into Krypto-Nate mode and car­ried the team on his tiny 5’7 frame to a shock­ing come­back and key play­off victory.


plus just the Nate highlights




3. April 30, 2009

The 3-OT game 6 win from the 2009 play­offs from their clas­sic first round series against the Celtics, where they with­stood Ray Allen drop­ping 50 and pulled out the W with Joakim’s coast to coast dunk and Rose’s block on Rondo.


and going waaay back

4. June 13, 1993

Jor­dan dropped 44 but the Suns with­stood MJ and man­aged to stay alive by get­ting their first win on the road rather than falling behind 3–0.

Dev Kabir Malik has a clinically alarming dependence on basketball and spends most of his time watching, analyzing, writing and even playing a little pickup (and some 2K too). In the little time he has left, he dabbles with design, art & music.