CHICAGO (AP) -- Ben Gordon and Andres Nocioni scored 13 points
each and Andre Barrett hit the go-ahead layup to lead the Chicago
Bulls to an 87-84 preseason victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on
The Bulls (5-1) were trailing 84-83 when Barrett gave them the
lead with 11.8 seconds left.
Memphis' Lawrence Roberts then missed an 18-foot jumper and
Chicago rookie Thabo Sefolosha converted two free throws with 4.4
The Bulls were 25-of-28 from the foul line, with Nocioni and
P.J. Brown sinking all four of their attempts.
Nocioni also had six rebounds, while rookie Tyrus Thomas grabbed
eight rebounds and scored 10 points.
Thomas also had two strong dunks in the fourth quarter -- one
after a missed jumper by Khryapa and another after catching a
no-look pass from Khryapa midway through the quarter.
The Grizzlies (3-4) were within 77-76 after Chucky Atkins'
3-pointer, and they went ahead 84-83 with 18.4 seconds left when he
hit another one in transition after Alexander Johnson stole a pass.
Miller, who had the nail on his right big toe removed, checked
in midway through the first quarter and hit his first three shots.
He was 9-of-17 overall.
Injuries have made it difficult for the Grizzlies to sort out
their rotation. They suffered a major hit when leading scorer and
rebounder Pau Gasol broke a bone in his left foot while playing for
Spain in the world championships, and others have been dinged in
Memphis wraps up the preseason Wednesday at Detroit. The Bulls
visit Minnesota on Wednesday and host Toronto on Friday.