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• The Bulls were down by 21 points entering the fourth quarter and rallied to beat Charlotte 109-105 in overtime. It was only the sixth time in the last 50 years that an NBA team won a game after trailing by 21-or-more points at the end of the third quarter. The previous largest comeback of that kind in a season opener was 19 points. On Oct. 19, 1974, Phoenix led Kansas City-Omaha 73-54 at the end of three quarters, but the Kings came back to win, 94-91.

Chris Duhon is the first NBA player in five years to record a triple-double in a season opener. Jason Kidd (Phoenix) and Gary Payton (Seattle) each did that on Oct. 31, 2000.