Rapid Reaction: Jazz 89, Bulls 83 (OT)

November, 25, 2013
Friedell By Nick Friedell
SALT LAKE CITY -- Let's take a quick look at how the Utah Jazz earned an 89-83 overtime win over the Chicago Bulls on Monday night at EnergySolutions Arena:

How it happened: Marvin Williams led the Jazz with 17 points, while rookie Trey Burke added 14 points and six rebounds. Carlos Boozer had 26 points for the Bulls and Luol Deng chipped in 24, but it wasn't enough, as they missed too much offense with Jimmy Butler and Derrick Rose out.

What it means: In a season full of low points, Monday marked the lowest one of all for the Bulls. They officially lost Rose for the season because of another knee injury, then lost to an atrocious Jazz team that came into the contest with a 1-14 record. The issue for the Bulls remains the same as it ever was without Rose on the floor: They don't have enough playmakers to score. There just aren’t enough guys who can create their own shots, and that was ultimately the difference in this game against Utah.

Hits: Making the first start of his career, Tony Snell scored nine points for the Bulls.

Misses: Mike Dunleavy was just 1-for-8 from the field.

Stat of the night: The Bulls and Jazz have now played five overtime games in their series history; the Jazz have won all five, according to Bulls radio statistician Jeff Mangurten.

What's next: The Bulls head to Michigan to face off against the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday.

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Chicago Bulls beat reporter
Nick Friedell is the Chicago Bulls beat reporter for ESPN Chicago. Friedell is a graduate of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University and joined ESPNChicago.com for its launch in April 2009.



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Jimmy Butler
21.9 3.3 1.6 39.9
ReboundsP. Gasol 11.7
AssistsD. Rose 5.1
StealsJ. Butler 1.6
BlocksP. Gasol 2.0