The Milwaukee Bucks are still alive in the 2015 NBA Playoffs, forcing a Game 5 on Jerryd Bayless' buzzer-beater layup off an inbounds pass with 1.3 second left against the Chicago Bulls on Saturday night at BMO Harris Bradley Center, 92-90.
Jared Dudley found Bayless, who out-smarted Derrick Rose in the key, and then threw up a right-handed layup to win the game. Rose was seen walking away in frustration, knowing his defensive mistake cost the Bulls a shot at sweeping the Bucks by forcing overtime.
"Just tried to get a stop ... Derrick lost Bayless and Bayless put it up," Bulls power forward Pau Gasol said about the final play.
"But that definitely didn't lose us the game," Gasol added. "Mistakes will happen. We just made too many of them throughout the game."
It was the Bucks' first playoff win in five years. O.J. Mayo led Milwaukee with 18 points, converting six of his 11 shots. Mayo shot an impressive 4-of-6 from beyond the arc.
The Bulls squandered an exceptional performance by Jimmy Butler. The swingman scored a career-high 33 points, off 12-of-17 shooting. Chicago also out-shot and out-rebounded the Bucks.
But Chicago failed to take care of the ball, committing 26 turnovers.
Game 5 is on Monday in Chicago.