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By Ben Golliver
February 08, 2015

Pau Gasol threw down the game-winning putback dunk to lift the Bulls to a 98-97 come-from-behind road victory over the Magic on Sunday.

Chicago will be thanking its lucky stars after pulling off this one. With 15.5 seconds to go and Orlando leading 97-96, Jimmy Butler inbounded the ball from the right sideline. The ball made its way to Derrick Rose, who drove along the left baseline and lofted a runner over a helping Nikola Vucevic. The shot rimmed off, but Gasol found himself wide open for the two-handed putback attempt. Vucevic couldn't recover quickly enough to contest the second-chance opportunity and no other Magic defender offered any resistance.

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Vucevic and Tobias Harris missed potential game-winning opportunities on the other end, allowing the Bulls to escape with the narrow victory. Chicago closed on a 7-0 run in the game's final 32 seconds to steal the win.

Gasol finished with 25 points, 15 rebounds and four assists, marking his 12th consecutive double-double. Butler scored a game-high 27 points and added five assists, two rebounds and six steals.

Victor Oladipo led the Magic with 18 points, six assists and four rebounds. Harris added 15 points and eight rebounds in the loss.

Chicago improved to 32-20. Orlando fell to 16-38.

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