Bucks edge out Bulls in overtime thriller, ending Chicago's win streak

The Milwaukee Bucks beat the Chicago Bulls after overtime with a score of 133:129

by Sededin Dedovic
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Bucks edge out Bulls in overtime thriller, ending Chicago's win streak
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The Milwaukee Bucks emerged victorious in a thrilling battle against the Chicago Bulls on Monday night, winning 133-129 in overtime. The win ended the Bulls' four-game winning streak and further cemented the Bucks' position in the Eastern Conference.

Giannis Antetokounmpo led the way for Milwaukee, recording a dominant double-double with 32 points, 12 rebounds and six assists. Malik Beasley and Brook Lopez gave him excellent support, giving 19 points each. Bobby Portis also chipped in with 17 points for the Bucks.

Damian Lillard had 14 points with disastrous percentages from the field (3/17), with four rebounds and nine assists, Chris Middleton also had a double-double performance with 13 points and rebounds, as well as six assists.

On the other side, DeMar DeRozan scored 41 points with 11 assists, followed by Kobe White with 33 points, six rebounds and four assists, and Patrick Williams with 15 points and seven rebounds, as well as Nikola Vucevic, who achieved a double-double with 14 points, 10 rebounds and five assists.

Bulls with a lot of effort to overtime

In the first half, Milwaukee established a comfortable lead, entering halftime with a 74-65 advantage. However, the Bulls fought back in the second half, erasing the deficit and forcing overtime.

DeMar DeRozan led Chicago's comeback, scoring a career-high 41 points and dishing out 11 assists. Kobe White was also key for the Bulls, adding 33 points, six rebounds and four assists. Patrick Williams and Nikola Vucevic also contributed double-doubles for Chicago.

With just 10 seconds left, the Bucks held a two-point lead. However, DeRozan stepped up and hit a layup with four seconds left to send the game into overtime. In the extra period, Milwaukee regained control, showing their superior offensive firepower.

They outscored the Bulls by a significant margin in overtime, securing a 133-129 victory. This win has significant implications for both teams. The Bucks showed they are a serious title contender by improving their record to 16-7.

Conversely, the Bulls see their four-game winning streak come to an end, dropping them to 9-15. In their next game, the Bulls will welcome the current NBA champions, the Denver Nuggets. Meanwhile, the Bucks will host the Indiana Pacers in Milwaukee.

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