Behind a phenomenal third quarter outburst, the Milwaukee Bucks overcame a 22-point deficit to blow out the Chicago Bulls on Friday.
Friday night was quite the rollercoaster for the Milwaukee Bucks, and all of those in attendance for their first regular season matchup of the year with the Chicago Bulls.
As Jabari Parker started red-hot with 15 first quarter points on his return to face his former team, and the Bulls dropped 40 points in the opening period, the Bucks were again left to rue a slow start, and could have been forgiven for starting to worry about their more recent form on the whole.
If the first month or so of the new season has taught us anything, though, it’s that the Bucks are capable of taking over games and going on incredible runs at a moment’s notice. Luckily for the home team on Friday, they were able to produce one of those runs in the third quarter to seize control of a game that had previously seemed to be getting away from them.
Having trailed by as many as 22 points, it’s a testament to just how good this Bucks team is that they opened the final 12 minutes with an 11-point lead.
From there, Mike Budenholzer’s team never looked back as they capped off a blowout win over their local rivals in front of a national TV audience.
With all of that considered, let’s take a closer look at some of the standout takeaways from the game.