Jimmy Butler scored 22 points, D. Wade added 23 and the Bulls pull together to beat the Phoenix Suns 128-121 in overtime Friday night.

Butler and Wade led the Bulls as they rallied from 11 down in the 4th quarter to beat the Western Conference’s last-place team. Both players scored 14 points in the third to help the Bulls win their 3rd straight.

Nikola Mirotic scored 20 points and hit four 3-pointers. Robin Lopez added 19 points. Denzel Valentine, who figures to get more playing time after Doug McDermott was traded to Oklahoma City along with Taj Gibson on Thursday, had 15points. The rookie hit 5 of 8 three-pointers.

“You get more confidence, obviously, because you’re not looking over your shoulder every time something happens,” Valentine said. “You get more confidence when you know you’re in the rotation.”

Devin Booker scored 27 points for Phoenix but missed a chance to win in regulation after Wade fouled him on a 3-pointer with 1.5 seconds left. Booker hit the first two free throws to tie it, then missed the third.

Bledsoe had 17 points and 10 assists for Phoenix. T.J. Warren and Marquese Chriss scored 17 apiece. Alan Williams added 16 points on 8 of 9 shooting, but the Suns lost for the 6th time in 8 games.

Just being inexperienced,” Booker said. “Not getting stops down the stretch. Committing dumb turnovers. A bunch of stuff leads to that, a lot of stuff we need to work on. We have a lot of young players playing in crunch time, so we’ll learn from it.”

The Bulls tied a franchise record by scoring 20 points in overtime and were leading 116-110 after a seven-point spurt that Mirotic started with a 3.

Bulls take on LBJ and the Cavs tonight in Cleveland. For their first back-to-back game after the All-Star Game.

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