Opening up their preseason account as well as playing their first game at Fiserv Forum, the Milwaukee Bucks took care of business going against the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday night.
Milwaukee Bucks basketball made its grand return, albeit in a preseason sense, as they made easy work of the Chicago Bulls in the first game held at Fiserv Forum, winning 116-82.
It didn’t start out that way as the Bulls kept within pace of the Bucks, who got off to a solid start and displayed the new looks that all fans have anticipated with new head coach Mike Budenholzer now in the mix. While the Bucks started to separate themselves from the Bulls midway through the first quarter, the Bulls still stood within distance of the Bucks as the latter led 32-25 after the first.
That wouldn’t be the case for much longer as the Bucks put their proverbial foot on the gas pedal as the game advanced into the second period.
Building up their lead into the 20-point range throughout the final few minutes in the second, the Bucks went into halftime up 63-43.
The Bucks didn’t let up following the halftime break, which was only exacerbated for Chicago with the Bulls struggling to find consistent offense throughout the third.
As a result of the incredible scoring disparity, Budenholzer pulled all of the Bucks’ starters midway in the quarter and left it for the Bucks reserves and training camp additions to finish up the job as they led 90-57 at the end of three. They did close it out in the final frame as the Bucks’ clean up crew added to the scoring barrage and put on the finishing touches until the final buzzer sounded.
While that gives you a good summary of the Bucks’ performance last night, I’ll leave it up to Bulls head coach Fred Hoiberg and former Bucks forward Jabari Parker to encapsulate the Bulls’ side of things.
So with all that out of that way, let’s delve deeper into what stood out the most in the Bucks’ 116-82 win over the Chicago Bulls from Wednesday night.