Alex Caruso's buzzer-beating 3-pointer against the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday at the United Center saved the Chicago Bulls from a five-game losing streak.

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The Bulls secured a crucial 120-113 victory in overtime, overcoming the absence of key players DeMar DeRozan and Zach LaVine due to ankle and foot injuries.

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Caruso's clutch shot forced the game into overtime after the Bucks mounted a comeback, erasing a 12-point deficit in the fourth quarter

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Nikola Vucevic played a pivotal role in the Bulls' victory, contributing 29 points, 10 rebounds, and six assists.

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Coby White also made significant contributions with 23 points, four rebounds, and seven assists.

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Despite the win, the Bulls are aware of the need to address challenges posed by their recent string of losses.

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Reports suggest that the LA Lakers are exploring the addition of DeMar DeRozan and former Lakers player Alex Caruso

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The Lakers might find DeRozan and Caruso more appealing than pursuing a deal for Zach LaVine, according to The Athletic's Jovan Buha on the Hoops Tonight show.

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DeRozan was on the Lakers' radar before joining the Bulls, but the team opted for a blockbuster trade for Russell Westbrook in 2021

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Alex Caruso was also traded, and the Lakers retained Talen Horton-Tucker in 2021, adding an interesting dynamic to the potential player additions for the Lakers

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