OKLAHOMA CITY – While the advantage came before the end of the first half, it seemed a lead that would stand the test of time.
Ryan Arcidiacono knocked down a three-pointer with 7:59 to go in the first half to give the Bulls a 25-point lead over the Thunder Monday night. It held steady all the way till halftime when the visitors led by 19 points with 24 minutes to go.
Surely that would be enough for the Bulls to come home with a rare road win and a second-straight victory?
Fans should know better by now.
In fact, the Bulls managed to drop the lead, rally to tie it, then lose it in the final seconds on a flagrant foul. Defeats have come in many ways for Jim Boylen’s team this season and Monday’s was most unusual as Oklahoma City rallied for a 109-106 at Chesapeake Bay Arena. Gone is the chance for back-to-back wins for just the second time this season as the Bulls drop one of their more painful games of this season to fall to 10-19 on the season.