Milwaukee Bucks 95 Chicago Bulls 69

Posted: December 17, 2016 by Sports Time Radio in sports, Sports Time Radio, Uncategorized
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Thursday night the Milwaukee Bucks easily beat the Chicago Bulls in the first of a home and home series 108 to 97 at the Bradley Center. Friday the teams moved to the United Center in Chicago, but the results where very much the same as the Bucks easily handled the Bulls again this time 95-69. You have to wonder if the younger Bucks were better suited to playing back to back nights as they shot 46.3% from the filed while the older possibly weary Bulls shot just 30.4% from the field. With the win Milwaukee moved a game over .500 at 13-12 while the loss sends the Bulls back to .500 at 13-13.

The Bulls only lead of the night came when Robin Lopez hit to free throw to give Chicago a 2-0 lead. The Bulls where only able to score 13 more points in the quarter after the Lopez free throws while Milwaukee put up 34 1st quarter points to take a 19 point lead.

The teams played a dead even 2nd quarter as they both scored 22 points in the 2nd. Of course that didn’t help the Bulls much as they never cut the Bucks lead to less than 18 points. Going into halftime the Bucks still had there 19 point lead 56 to 37.

Neither team was very good in the 3rd quarter as Milwaukee scored 18 points while the Bulls managed 15 points in the quarter. Milwaukee did start the quarter on a 9-2 run to extend their lead to 27 points. Even with a rough quarter for both teams Milwaukee still added 3 points to there lead and went into the final quarter up 74-52.

Even with the outcome of the game looking like it was figured out Milwaukee kept there starters in for a good part of the 4th quarter. With 4 minutes left in the game the Bucks had a 30 point lead 94 to 64. Neither team put up many points in those final 4 minutes, The Bulls scored 5 while the Bucks had just 1 point to get the game to the final 95-69.

Giannis Antetokounmpo was the games leading scorer with 22 points. Antetokounmpo had the most assists in the game with 11. Jabari Parker scored 12 points while Tony Snell and John Henson where the other two Bucks starters in double figures with 10 points each. Greg Monroe came off the Bucks bench to post a double-double scoring 14 points and grabbing a game high 12 rebounds. Mirza Teletovic also came off the Bucks bench to hit double figures with 13 points.

The Bulls had just two players score in double figures. Dwayne Wade had 12 points to lead the team while Bobby Portis came off the bench to add 10 points. Portis also had a team high 8 rebounds while Jimmy Butler handed out 6 assists to lead the team.

Milwaukee will get a couple of days off before they host the Eastern Conference leading (18-6) Cleveland Cavaliers Tuesday night. The Bulls are now on a 3 game losing streak and will get the weekend off before they host the 14-14 Detroit Pistons.


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