For the fourth time this season, the Bucks faced the Chicago Bulls, and for the fourth time, they fell. Once again, it came in front of a heavily Bulls fan populated crowd in Milwaukee. Despite the odds, the Bucks were determined to make the game competitive though, and indeed they did. The ever productive Drew Gooden led the way initially with 16 points in the first quarter on the way to a 27 point game, whilst Ersan Ilyasova continued to defy expectations with 32 points and ten rebounds, never letting up around the basket. However, Derrick Rose, two rebounds shy of a triple double, made quick work of any effort with a buzzer beater swish over Brandon Jennings. Somehow, it wasn't entirely shocking.
Box Scores: Basic / Basketball Reference / Popcorn Machine Gameflow
Recaps: Brew Hoop / Bucksketball / Behind the Buck Pass / JS Online / BlogaBull / By The Horns / Chicago Tribune
Notes: Bucks Beat: Big Decision Nears / FS: Ilyasova blossoming with consistent minutes / CSN Chicago: Thibodeau talks possible trade targets for Bulls / JS: Jackson takes part in practice