Paul Millsap knows nobody is perfect in the NBA. The key to being a good team is finding ways to win when not everything is clicking.
The 13-year veteran believes that's exactly what the Denver Nuggets did Wednesday night.
Nikola Jokic had 22 points and 12 rebounds, and Millsap's putback with 0.1 seconds left in overtime gave the Nuggets a 108-107 victory against the Chicago Bulls.
Trailing by a point, Denver inbounded the ball with 3.5 seconds remaining. Jokic missed, but Millsap grabbed the rebound and converted a layup off the glass for the winning basket as the Nuggets improved to 6-1.
Zach LaVine had 28 points and rookie Wendell Carter Jr. scored a career-high 25 for Chicago.
LaVine has at least 20 points in a career-best nine straight games, a streak that dates back to last season. It was Carter's second consecutive game establishing a new high. He had 18 points Monday against the Golden State Warriors.
After the Nuggets took a 106-104 lead on a 3-pointer by Jokic - he had eight of Denver's 10 points in overtime - Justin Holiday answered with a 3 to put Chicago on top 107-106 with 1:26 to play.
After giving up 92 first-half points to Golden State on Monday, the Bulls allowed just 51 in the first two quarters but still trailed by three at halftime.
Chicago held a 96-90 edge with three minutes left before Denver went on an 8-2 spurt to tie it at 98 with 1:07 left.
Neither team could convert multiple opportunities in the final minute, sending the game to overtime.