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For the third time in 16 days the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Chicago Bulls by double digit points. The Bucks pulled away in the second half to for a 116-96 victory. The win gets Milwaukee back to .500 at 16-16 while the Bulls fall back to two games under .500 at 16-18.

The Bulls got off to a good start as they scored 11 of the games first 12 points. Milwaukee spent the rest of the quarter coming from behind and did manage to cut the Bulls lead to three points on four different occasions. At the end of the first quarter the Bulls had a five point lead at 27-22.

Milwaukee started the second quarter off on a 9 to 4 run to tie the game at 31 all. The game went on to be tied a total of six times in the quarter. Towards the end of the quarter the Bulls where able to build a five point lead at 51-46 with just five seconds to play. Giannis Antetokoumpo hit a 3-pointer as the half expired to cut the Bulls lead to two at 51-49 headed into halftime.

The Bucks took the lead early in the 3rd quarter at 53-51 on another basket by Antetokoumpo. The teams swapped the lead a couple of times before Antetokoumpo helped Milwaukee build a nine point 69-60 with 5:46 left in the quarter. A Doug McDermott 3-pointer cut the lead to three at 79-76 with just 1:19 left in the quarter. Jason Terry then split a pair of free throws to give the Bucks a four point lead 80-76 after three quarters.

This game was much closer than the previous two encounters heading into the final quarter. This was the second game of a back to back for the Bulls and you have to wonder if maybe they ran out of gas as they only managed to score 20 points in the 4th quarter. Milwaukee on the other hand put up 36 points in the 4th quarter and where able to easily pull away for a 20 victory 116-96.

Giannis Antetokoumpo was the Bucks and the games high scorer with 35 points. Jabari Parker added 27 points for Milwaukee while Greg Monroe came off the Bucks bench to post a double-double. Monroe had 15 points and a game high 12 rebounds. Rookie Malcolm Brogdon got his first start of the season for the Bucks and posted his first career triple-double. Brogdon had 15 points, 11 rebounds and a game high 12 assists. Brogdon was the Bucks 2nd round pick (36th overall) out of Virginia and was averaging 8.0 points per game coming into this game.

The Bulls where led by Jimmy Butler who had 26 points. Butler also had a team high 8 assists. Doug McDermott came off the Bulls bench to score 13 points. Robin Lopez posted a double-double for the Bulls scoring 12 points and grabbing a team high 10 rebounds. Taj Gibson had 11 points and Nikola Mirotic off the Bulls bench added 10 points.

Milwaukee gets New Year’s Day off before they host the 20-13 Oklahoma City Thunder to start 2017. After dropping back to back games the Bulls also get New Year’s Day off before they before they host the 19-15 Charlotte Hornets.

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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.

I the first of a home and home series the Milwaukee Bucks easily beat the Chicago Bulls 108-97. Milwaukee had a 24 point lead at one point in the game and they cruised to an 11 point victory at home. Milwaukee got back to .500 with the win at 12-12 while the Bulls are still a game over .500 at 13-12.

The tone for the game was set right at the start as the first bucket of the game for Milwaukee was a 3-pointer by Giannis Antetokounmpo. Milwaukee never trailed after that first shot and the closet the Bulls got was 2 points at 10-8. The 1st quarter ended with Milwaukee ahead 30-18.

The 2nd quarter looked like it was going to go the same way as the 1st quarter did as Milwaukee built a 26 point lead after a Jabari Parker bucket made it a 56-30 game. The Bulls did what they could to cut into the lead the rest of the quarter, but they could only get it down to 19 points. The Bucks ended up taking a 64-45 lead into halftime.

The quarter started out as even as it could be one when one team has a big lead. Milwaukee started to add to the lead and when Jabari Parker dunked with 5:24 left in the quarter the Bucks had a 24 point lead at 78-54. That was Milwaukee’s biggest lead of the quarter. This time the Bulls could only manage to knock 2 points off the Bucks lead and the quarter ended with Milwaukee ahead 88-66.

With the game well in hand the Bucks where able to get their starters off the floor. The Bulls did manage to outscore the Bucks 31 to 20 in the 4th quarter, but it was too little too late as the Bucks lead was to big to overcome. Matthew Dellavedova put the finishing touches on the night with a 3-pointer to get the game to it’s final score of 108-97.

The Bucks Giannis Antetokounmpo was the games high scorer with 30 points. Antetokounmpo was also the games top rebounder grabbing 14. Jabari Parker had 28 points while Mirza Teletovic came off the Milwaukee bench to add 13 points. Matthew Dellavedova just missed a double-double as he had 9 points and a game high 9 assists. John Henson also grabbed double digit rebounds for the Bucks getting 10.

The Bulls where led by Jimmy Butler who had 21 points. Dwayne Wade score points while Taj Gibson added 19. Rajon Rondo was the Bulls leader in assists with 8. Robin Lopez, Bobby Portis and Cristiano Felicio all grabbed 6 rebounds to tie for the team lead.

It’s a quick turn around for these teams as they’ll meet again tonight with the game being in Chicago tonight. Milwaukee is looking to get back over .500 with a win while the Bulls would like to stay over .500. The Bulls are 7-4 at home while the Bucks are 3-6 on the road this season.