Grading performances in Milwaukee Bucks’ Game 4 win vs. Chicago Bulls

Apr 24, 2022; Chicago, Illinois, USA; David Banks-USA TODAY Sports
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Milwaukee Bucks: Wesley Matthews, Chicago Bulls: Zach LaVine
Apr 24, 2022; Chicago, Illinois, USA: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports /

Grading Milwaukee Bucks vs. Chicago Bulls Game 4: Chicago Bulls

Chicago Bulls: D

The Chicago Bulls got some more assertive offensive output from Zach Lavine and DeMar DeRozan in Game 4 compared to Game 3. However, it took many more minutes played for them to get to that point. Since the Milwaukee Bucks changed up their defensive strategy in Game 3, both have found trying to get to their spots to get the shots they like rather difficult, credit to Mike Budenholzer, Wesley Matthews, and Jrue Holiday.

What I will say is that the Bulls didn’t completely lay down in this game like they did in Game 3, during the third quarter, the Bulls made a 17-3 run and cut the Milwaukee Bucks’ lead to eight at 68-60. After that point, however, the Bucks outscored the Bulls 51-35  on the way to another double-digit victory in which the Bulls didn’t even crack 100 points.

The Achilles heel of the Bulls has been their 3-point shooting. The Bulls made just 9-of-36 (25 percent) of their 3-point shots in Game 4 and have made just 28 percent of their 3-point attempts in this series. A third of their 3-point makes in Game 4 came from Patrick Williams who had a nice bounce-back game after struggling mightily in Game 3, and a pair of threes each from Lavine and Ayo Dosunmu who was a big part of the Bulls’ third quarter run. DeRozan was 0-of-5 behind the arc.

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Looking to Wednesday’s game five I’m looking for the Milwaukee Bucks to basically keep doing everything they’re doing as they look to close out this series and move on to the second round of the playoffs.