Sans superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo, the Milwaukee Bucks completed their season series sweep of the Chicago Bulls Monday night to start off their five-game road trip.
No Giannis Antetokounmpo, no problem for the Milwaukee Bucks as they ended up taking care of business against the Chicago Bulls Monday night with a 117-106 victory.
It took some time for the Bucks to find their footing, which left plenty of room for the Bulls to take full control of the contest early on. They obliged by dropping a 38-point quarter on the Bucks, leaving them with a 13-point deficit through one.
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The second quarter proved to be the salve to the Bucks’ early woes as they rattled off a 14-2 run in the period’s first four minutes and change.
Before long, the Bucks broke through to take full control of the night and they served up a 38-point period of their own to the Bulls to carry 63-54 lead into halftime.
From that point on, the Bucks fended off the Bulls by consistently mustering up enough offense and stops to hold a comfortable edge, never going as low as six points between the two. That eventually turned into the Bucks holding a 90-80 advantage at the end of three.
Although it probably took much longer than Bucks fans would have liked, the team eventually put away the Bulls away for good midway through the fourth quarter, leaving some room for the seldom used players to see the floor to finish this one out (that included two-way player Bonzie Colson II making his Bucks debut).