Milwaukee Bucks: Takeaways from 111-98 win over Chicago Bulls

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MILWAUKEE, WI – JANUARY 20: (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images).

The Milwaukee Bucks completed their season sweep over the Chicago Bulls Monday evening as they edged past their I-94 rival on MLK Day.

Taking part in the NBA’s MLK Day slate, the Milwaukee Bucks put the finishing touches on their season sweep over the Chicago Bulls in a 111-98 victory Monday evening at Fiserv Forum.

Both teams were out of sync once play got underway on the afternoon and fought through some sloppy play early on. It was the Bucks, though, that were able to find some stability as the first quarter went along and they held a 30-23 edge through one.

To their credit, the Bulls continued to hang around and with some timely 3-point shooting as well as capitalizing on the Bucks’ multiple turnovers at that point in the game, they closed the gap to make it a 53-52 game heading into halftime.

The Bucks answered the call to kick off the second half and came out firing to hold their biggest lead of the day at the 6:23 mark in the third quarter following a triple from superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo.

Chicago didn’t back down their comeback pursuit and eventually stood within striking distance with their 84-77 deficit through three.

But the Bucks kept the Bulls at bay and comfortably put away Chicago before the final buzzer sounded throughout the final frame to clinch their season sweep over their I-94 rival. That makes for the second straight season the Bucks have recorded such a feat and The Score’s Jeff Mangurten pointed out it’s third time the Bucks have had a season sweep over the Bulls in their 52-year history.

So without further ado, let’s dig into what to watch for in the Bucks’ win over the Chicago Bulls Monday evening, starting with their dynamic duo of Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton.

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