Los Angeles, CA (SportsNetwork. Tyler Bozak Jersey .com) - The Los Angeles Lakers spoiled Pau Gasols return to Staples Center. It turned out to be a lot harder than it shouldve been. Jordan Hill had 26 points and 12 rebounds as the Lakers defeated the Chicago Bulls 123-118 in double overtime on Thursday night. The Lakers squandered a 15-point second half advantage and a nine-point cushion late in regulation. Chicago didnt take it first lead until the early moments of the first overtime when Derrick Rose knocked down a 3-pointer at the 4:42 mark. Jordan Hill, though, sent the game into another extra session with a late jumper from the left wing in overtime and LA pulled away in the second OT. Gasol, who helped the Lakers win two NBA titles during his six-plus seasons in the City of Angels, received a standing ovation from the crowd following a video tribute during his introduction. Gasol then walked out to halfcourt and waved to the fans. The spectators were given T-shirts that said Thanks Pau on the front with a list of his accomplishments with the Lakers on the back. Gasol, whose tip-in tied the game at 98-98 with 11 seconds left in regulation, finished with 20 points, 10 rebounds and six assists. Wayne Ellington posted 23 points and five rebounds for the Lakers, who snapped a nine-game losing streak. Jimmy Butler netted a career-high 35 points to go with seven boards, while Joakim Noah pulled down 17 rebounds and dished out nine assists for Chicago, which had won three of its last four games coming in. Derrick Rose, who was 7-of-26 from the floor, poured in 17 points to go with six helpers in defeat. After Butlers steal and dunk trimmed the Chicago deficit to 84-83 with 8:39 left, the Lakers responded with an 8-0 run. Ellington drove in for a finger roll layup, Carlos Boozer converted a hook shot in the paint with the shot clock running down, Jeremy Lin banked in a jumper and Robert Sacres putback staked LA to a 92-83 margin with 5:39 to play in the fourth quarter. Hill appeared to pour salt on the wound with a step-back jumper over Gasol for a 98-89 spread with 1:29 left in the frame. Chicago, though, recorded the last nine points of regulation. Butler put in the first seven and Gasol tapped in a Rose miss to knot it. Roses triple in the opening overtime was his first one of the game. He finished 1-of-7 from beyond the arc. Hills jumper with 16.2 ticks on the clock tied it and Rose was off the mark on a step-back jumper at the horn. Ellington scored the first two baskets of the second overtime and Chicago never seriously threatened again. A 10-4 first-quarter burst helped LA jump out to a 16-8 cushion midway through the frame and it took a 28-19 margin into the second. The Lakers, who led 59-48 at the break, was up by as many as 15 in the third. Chicago, though, closed the frame on an 8-2 spurt to get within 80-76 going into the fourth. Game Notes The Lakers had lost three straight and six of their last seven games against the Bulls ... LA blew a 19-point lead in its loss against the Washington Wizards on Tuesday ... The Lakers held a 68-56 points in the paint advantage ... Chicago was just 6-of-25 from long distance. Wendel Clark Jersey .Chanathip Songkrasin opened the scoring in the sixth minute before Kroekrit found the target twice in the 57th and four minutes from fulltime.Vietnam and Malaysia play their second leg on Thursday. Vietnam won the first leg 2-1. 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Hi Kerry, I know the whistle tends to go away in playoff hockey, however shouldnt Erik Johnson have been assessed 2 min for delay of game for intentionally knocking his own net off (completely on his own) after racing back to save a goal (or at least a shot that was very close to going in) late in the game. Moments later Colorado pulls their goalie for a 6 on 5 game tying goal and of course Erik Johnson gets an assist on the game tying goal as well. Cheers,Mike Mike, This time, it was not a case of the refs whistle being put away but instead the correct judgment made that Erik Johnsons momentum accidentally displaced the net from its moorings. Johnson made a terrific play to rush back and knock the puck toward the corner as it was less than a foot away from entering the empty net. The only way that Johnson could keep the puck out of his net was with a full-speed sprint with no let-up until he contacted the puck with his stick. That sprint took Johnsons body position deep into the goal crease. After knocking the puck from harms way less than a foot from the line, the Avs defenceman shifted his focus and attempted to execute a hard stop. Johnsons close proximity to the goal frame, combined with his momentum, resulted in unavoidable contact with the gooal post. Travis Dermott Jersey. The correct determination was made by the referee on the play. While this wasnt the case, let me play out the various scenarios for you, Mike, if it had been ruled that Johnson displaced the goal post deliberately with 1:32 remaining in regulation time and with Colorado goalkeeper Semyon Varlamov on the bench for an extra attacker. - A minor penalty could not be assessed due to the fact that there was insufficient time remaining in regulation to serve the penalty in its entirety (or by reason of penalties already imposed or anytime in overtime). Instead a penalty shot would be awarded. (Rule 63.5) Varlamov would be allowed to return to his net and defend the shot. - An awarded goal shall be imposed when the goal has been displaced deliberately by the defending player when their goalkeeper has been removed for an extra attacker, thereby preventing an impending goal by the attacking team. (Rule 63.6). After knocking the puck away, had Johnson deliberately pushed the net off the moorings as Matt Cooke was in the act of shooting the puck into the net (impending goal) an awarded goal could result. For either of these situations to apply, it must be determined that the defending player "deliberately" displaced the goal post. That was not the case when Johnson accidentally and unavoidably made contact with the goal frame after knocking the puck away and saving a sure goal. Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '