Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 1/18/13
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BOSTON -- Marco Belinelli quickly went from goat to hero in the closing seconds of overtime Friday night. Belinelli, guilty of too much dribbling and a bad shot with his team ahead by a point, hit an off-balance 14-footer with 3.1 seconds left to give the Chicago Bulls a 100-99 victory over the Boston Celtics. Jason Terry gave Boston, losers of the last two games of a season-high five-game homestand, the lead with a jumper with 12.5 seconds left before Belinelli scored after a timeout. The Bulls, still winning without star Derrick Rose and losing Luol Deng to an injury during this game, scored three points in the final 12.1 seconds of regulation, with Kirk Hinrich forcing the OT with a short jumper with 2 seconds left. That came after Joaquim Noah forced a jump ball in a tie-up with Paul Pierce and then won the tap. With no timeouts left, all the Celtics could get was a desperation heave from Courtney Lee as time ran out. Belinelli finished with 10 points, including his te...
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