Rose's 34 points was the most points he scored in a game since March of 2012, as he finished with playoff career-high 5 three-pointers made. Jimmy Butler had 24 points, including a steal leading to a breakaway dunk to begin the second overtime, starting a game-sealing 8-0 run. The Bulls had 4 steals in the second overtime period alone.
The Bucks got 25 points from Giannis Antetokounmpo, while Khris Middleton added 18, including 3 big shots from beyond the arc to send the game into OT. Milwaukee would then go scoreless for 6 minutes between the first and second overtimes, helping the Bulls away late.
Rose looked the best he has all season long, finishing 12-of-23 from the field, including 5-of-9 from downtown. He added 8 assists and 5 rebounds in the win. He scored 6 points in the second overtime alone, fueling the Bulls' run.
Chicago will look to complete the sweep on Saturday in Milwaukee.
The New Orleans Pelicans looked to be in good shape to get Anthony Davis his first playoff win, and to upset the best team in the league. They had the Golden State Warriors looking ahead in the series, but that was before MVP candidate Steph Curry took over in the fourth. Curry had 40 points, including a huge 3-pointer to send the game into overtime, where the Warriors would hold off the Pelicans for the 123-119 win.
Golden State now holds the 3-0 series lead after coming back in game that they trailed by 20 heading into the final quarter. They became the fourth team in NBA playoff history to come back from such a deficit. The Warriors were previously 0-358 in the shot clock-era when trailing by 20 heading into the fourth.
Curry finished with 7 three's, including one to begin overtime, while Klay Thompson added 28 points in the win. The Warriors trailed 89-69 after three quarters, but outscored New Orleans 39-19 over the next 12 minutes.
Anthony Davis recorded a double-double of 29 points and 15 rebounds, becoming the third player in NBA history with at least 25 points in his first 3 career playoff games. He is the only one of those three to go 0-3 in those games.
The Warriors will go for the series sweep on Saturday night. No team in NBA history has come back from a 3-0 series deficit to advance.