DeMar DeRozan scored a team-high 42 with 10 rebounds and Nikola Vucevic added 15 points and 14 rebounds to help hosts Chicago Bulls beat struggling Milwaukee Bucks 119-113 in extra time on Wednesday night.
Giannis Antetokounmpo had a career-high 45 points and 22 best rebounds, while Bobby Portis added 20 points and 11 goals for Milwaukee, the team’s highest losing streak in a four-game season.
Milwaukee won 22 counterattacks, but the Bulls persisted for a fourth win in five games.
The Bucks started the fourth half 12-0, taking advantage as the Bulls missed their first six scoring attempts in the half. Chicago recovered in 99-93 on Zach LaVine with 4:15 to go and was again in round six with 1:52 left.
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Antetokounmpo responded with a field goal on both occasions en route to his sixth 40-point effort of the season, but the Bulls kept pushing, ending the 13-2 rule to force compensation. hour. Chicago overcame Milwaukee 13-7 in extra time. Vucevic scored 3 points to give Chicago the lead when the score was 1:28 in the half.
LaVine scored 24, Goran Dragic scored 12 and Andre Drummond won 13 pounds for Chicago.
Brook Lopez (14 points) and Grayson Allen (13) also finished with doubles for Milwaukee. Antetokounmpo added the highest seven assists in the game.
The Bulls took a 57-55 lead at halftime after an equalizing strike. DeRozan leads with 16 points.
Antetokounmpo scored twice in the first half, contributing 20 points and 10 rebounds along with 4 assists.
After drilling 18 3-pointers in the teams’ first game of the season, winning at 118-113, the Bulls were only 9 to 22 from outside the arc on Wednesday.
Bulls guard Coby White picked up a left foot injury in the first half and did not return.
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