By Tim Kowols
The Chicago Bulls used a 23-10 run to end the half and a scoring explosion in the third quarter to top the Milwaukee Bucks 109-94. The Bulls, battling for their playoff lives, were led by Nikola Mirotic’s 28 points. Jimmy Butler collected a double-double (20 points, 14 assists) while Rajon Rondo was just a rebound and an assist away from earning a triple-double in the Chicago victory.
Giannis Antetokounmpo led the Bucks with 22 points while Greg Monroe scored 16 points and Kris Middleton dropped in 14 of his own. The Bucks still have a firm grasp on their playoff spot, currently sitting in 6th place, just one game behind Atlanta for 5th place and still lead the Pacers on tiebreakers.