3 takeaways from Milwaukee Bucks’ exciting win against the Chicago Bulls

Mar 4, 2022; Chicago, Illinois, USA: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports
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Milwaukee Bucks: Giannis Antetokounmpo, Chicago Bulls: Nikola Vucevic
Mar 4, 2022; Chicago, Illinois, USA: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports /

The leading trios for each team battled it out, but the Milwaukee Bucks got the upper hand in the end

Both the Bucks and Bulls boast their share of star power this season. Milwaukee is led by a lethal trio in Giannis Antetokounmpo, Jrue Holiday, and Khris Middleton, while Chicago has a new group with DeMar DeRozan, Zach LaVine, and Nikola Vucevic. A major key for this game would be which Big 3 could get the upper hand, and it turned out to be Milwaukee’s in the end.

Antetokounmpo, Holiday, and Middleton combined for 82 points, 30 rebounds, and 17 assists in this one, doing a significant chunk of the team’s damage. Aside from his aforementioned night at the line, the Greek Freak was stellar by tallying 34 points and 16 rebounds, having clocked in yet another MVP-caliber performance. Holiday followed with his previously mentioned 26 points and five assists, while Middleton chipped in 22 points and seven assists. Middleton buried a pair of big shots in the final period and logged a clutch assist to Jevon Carter late to put the Bucks up by four with less than 20 seconds remaining. Long story short, these three were outstanding.

The Bulls also got impressive production from their Big 3 as they combined to notch 78 points, 20 boards, and 11 assists. LaVine proved to be the biggest thorn for the Bucks as he tallied 30 points on 50 percent shooting, despite a 3-for-10 night from downtown. DeRozan had himself a tough shooting performance as he scored 29 points on 30 shot attempts but still put up some gaudy numbers in the process. Meanwhile, Vucevic nearly notched a double-double with his19 points and nine rebounds. While they put up comparable numbers, the Bulls’ trio could not outduel the Milwaukee Bucks’ Big 3 in what was a great matchup.

Two recurring names in the MVP race this season have been Antetokounmpo and DeRozan, and perhaps this performance will help boost the Greek Freak’s case to win the award this season. Antetokounmpo, Holiday, and Middleton have done an excellent job of setting the tone for the champs following the All-Star break, and this game was the latest example.

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The Bucks will be back in action this Sunday when they take on the Phoenix Suns at 2:30 p.m. CST on ABC.