Bulls’ Alex Caruso reveals hilarious reason behind monster 3-pointer that forced OT vs Bucks

Bulls guard Alex Caruso joked about the clutch 3-pointer he drained in the team’s thrilling overtime win vs. Bucks

Chicago Bulls guard Alex Caruso is frequently praised for achieving things that do not appear in the box score. His strong motor, gritty defense, and valuable leadership presence all contributed to his ability to contribute to an NBA championship team in 2020. However, the 29-year-old was hardly the unsung hero against the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday night.

Caruso hit a game-tying 3-pointer as time expired to send the game into overtime, where the Bulls (6-14) defeated the Bucks (13-6) for an incredible 120-113 home triumph. DeMar DeRozan and Zach LaVine did not play for Chicago, which will sting even more for Milwaukee.


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A short-handed team on a five-game losing streak needs a few players to step up. Nikola Vucevic had a tremendous night (29 points, 10 rebounds, and six assists), and the squad shot the ball well (46% from the field, 35% from distance). Caruso, on the other hand, was the night’s high point. He was even modest about it.

“Alex Caruso said he had to hit that 3-pointer to force overtime because he had 5 turnovers,” K.C. Johnson of NBC Sports Chicago posted on X. The veteran actually added to his myriad of mishaps in the extra period, finishing with seven turnovers.

Such sloppiness is unforgivable, but Caruso came through in the most desperate of circumstances. Fans are unlikely to dwell on his gaffes after he played such an important role in achieving the most thrilling win of what has otherwise been a terrible season. The Bulls will look to capitalize on this hard-fought victory when the New Orleans Pelicans (10-9) visit the United Center on Saturday.

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