The Milwaukee Bucks' preseason opener in Chicago has been about as sloppy as you'd expect a preseason opener to be, but that doesn't mean it hasn't delivered its share of highlights.
Khris Middleton woke up the slumbering United Center by picking Jimmy Butler's pocket and slamming all over the Bulls' all-star wing, part of a 5/7 shooting first half for the Bucks' newly-minted $70 million man.
MIDDLETON THUNDER https://t.co/27lQZJiJ4Z— Frank Madden (@brewhoop) October 7, 2015
Meanwhile, Giannis Antetokounmpo hasn't been quite so sharp offensively (3/6 fg, 0/2 ft, 6 pts, 7 rebs, 3 to in the half), but he ended the half with a bang when he used every inch of his absurd wingspan to drive by and then slam past Nikola Mirotic.
Giannis just driving and WHOA WHAT THE HELL WAS THAT https://t.co/yZgv6pgtvz— Frank Madden (@brewhoop) October 7, 2015
Giannis' reach extended the Bucks' halftime lead to 40-37 over a short-handed Bulls team playing without Derrick Rose, Pau Gasol, Taj Gibson and Mike Dunleavy.