Will Barton gave the Denver Nuggets a much-needed victory against the Chicago Bulls in a thrilling 111-110 win at the Pepsi Center.
The Nuggets were down by 18 points early in the game against the Bulls but Barton dazzled his way to a new career-high 37 points, including the game winning layup with 3.2 seconds left, to salvage the team.
Prior to that game winning shot, Kris Dunn, who finished 19 points, gave Chicago the 110-109 lead with layup with 9.6 seconds to go. However, Barton has been phenomenal in the entire game.
”I dreamed of those moments when I was young, having the ball in my hands at crunch time and delivering. I’m just thankful I could do that tonight.” Barton expressed
Meanwhile, Nuggets coach Michael Malone was happy with the tenacity that Barton showed to clinch the victory.
“There’s Will Barton, and there’s Thrill Barton. And tonight, you saw Thrill Barton. He was unbelievable.” Coach Malone said in Barton’s game winner
In addition, Garry Harris helped the Nuggets with 21 points while Kenneth Faried added 14 points and 13 boards.
For the Bulls, Lauri Markkanen and Robin Lopez scored each 20 points in a loss to Denver.
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