Dallas Mavericks guard Monta Ellis (11) shoots over Chicago Bulls guard Jimmy Butler and Pau Gasol (16), during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
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Dallas' Monta Ellis hit three foul shots with 1.2 seconds left to force overtime and made a go-ahead 3-pointer late in the second added period to lift the Mavericks to a 132-129 win at Chicago Tuesday, highlighting a day of close finishes in key NBA games.Ellis' 3-pointer put the Mavericks up 130-129, and Chandler Parsons added two foul shots.Dirk Nowitzki had 22 points on 8-for-22 shooting in Dallas' fourth straight win while Pau Gasol led the Bulls with 29 points and 14 rebounds.Terrence Ross matched his season high with 20 points and reserve James Johnson added 19 points and seven rebounds for the Raptors, who lead the East by two games ahead of Washington.Portland's LaMarcus Aldridge scored a season-high 39 points and set up the winning basket on a pass inside to Robin Lopez with 1.3 seconds left, helping the Blazers rally for the 105-103 win against Denver.Ty Lawson led Denver with 24 points and 13 assists.
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