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Fast-Break Recap: Chicago Bulls 100, Milwaukee Bucks 90

Game 62: Chicago Bulls (32-30) defeat Milwaukee Bucks (26-38), 100-90

March 7, 2016
United Center – Chicago

 

Quick Take

The Bulls entered Monday night’s game against the Bucks without Jimmy Butler (left knee sprain), and, as the game progressed, they lost Aaron Brooks (right patellar tendonitis) and Bobby Portis (left orbital contusion).
 
But even with the extra hits, the Bulls pulled off a win and held their opponent to under 100 points for the first time since Jan. 28.
 
The Bucks gave the Bulls a good scare, though. By the end of the third quarter, the Bucks trailed 73-69 after outscoring the Bulls 29-26 in the quarter. That then put the Bucks in a good position to take control of the fourth quarter and win the game, but they never took the lead. The Bucks got within two points, but the Bulls started to pull away when E’Twaun Moore hit a 3-pointer at the 1:46 mark of the fourth quarter.

 

Player of the Game

Pau Gasol
Gasol had a rebounds-assists double-double before halftime, and he ended the night with a triple-double of 12 points, 17 rebounds and 13 assists. This came on a night where Gasol struggled to shoot, going 4-for-14 from the field. He also added five blocks to his stat line to lead all players.
 
Honorable Mention
Giannis Antetokounmpo filled up the box score, garnering stats in various categories: 12 points on 5-of-13 shooting, five rebounds, 10 assists, three steals and one block.

 

Key Numbers

35
The Bulls did a fantastic job on the offensive end, dishing out 35 assists on their 39 total made field goals. So to think the Bulls had just four field goals that didn’t come as a result of a teammate setting up the shot is pretty insane — but in a good way.
 
18-11
If it weren’t for the Bulls’ turnovers, this win could have very well been easier to achieve. They committed 18 turnovers, seven less than the Bucks. Six of those 18 came from Derrick Rose, which was a game high.

 

Looking Forward

The Bulls will face the San Antonio Spurs for one last time this season Thursday night in Texas.

 
 

Ashley is the owner/editor of The Bulls Charge. Follow her on Twitter at @wijangco12.

 




Ashley Wijangco
Ashley Wijangco is the owner and editor of The Bulls Charge. She is currently a student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign majoring in news-editorial journalism, minoring in public relations, and earning a SportMedia certificate with the hopes of becoming a professional sports writer or a sports media professional.   Born in Chicago and raised in the Chicago suburbs, Ashley grew up as a Bulls fan, eventually becoming a die-hard fan. Her passion for the team then inspired her to pursue a career in sports media, an area she has been involved with since 2012 when she began writing and live-tweeting games for FanSided's Bulls site, Pippen Ain't Easy. She is also Kirk Hinrich's biggest fan and refuses to stop supporting him no matter how unproductive he has become.   Aside from The Bulls Charge, Ashley is also the co-editor-in-chief for Illio, her school's yearbook and a columnist at Hoops Addict, a basketball website.
http://ashleywijangco.com

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