Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - Powered by an improbable fourth quarter comeback, the Chicago Bulls scratched and clawed their way through a triple- overtime marathon at United Center to take a 142-134 victory away from the Brooklyn Nets in Game 4 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series.
It was a Michael Jordan-esque performance by none other than Chicago reserve Nate Robinson, with the mercurial 5-foot-9 guard racking up 23 points in the fourth quarter -- including the first 12 of a game-tying 14-0 run in the last 3:45 of regulation. He totaled 34 points on 14-of-23 shooting from the floor.
With plantar fasciitis plaguing his foot, Joakim Noah grinded through nearly 39 minutes of play -- 14 over his minute restriction -- to finish with a valiant 15 points, 13 rebounds and four blocks.
Both players fouled out before it was over, but Chicago's supporting cast finished the job with a 13-6 surge in the third overtime to complete what was an utter collapse by the Nets, who will now return to Brooklyn trailing 3-1 in the series.