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Rapid Recap: Bulls 115, Bucks 109

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NBA: Chicago Bulls at Milwaukee Bucks Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Welcome to the abyss. Wait, I’m at the Bradley Center. Same thing. That’s where I’m currently typing this from, as the visiting Chicago Bulls came into enemy territory and embarrassed the Milwaukee Bucks on their own floor, 115-109.

A sleepwalking performance in the first quarter found the Bucks trailing by three after one, 33-30. Offensive rebounding helped things stay the same through intermission, with the Bulls maintaining a single point lead.

The dull state of play continued in the third quarter, with things knotted up heading into the final 12 minutes of play. A few sparks would flash in the fourth quarter, but it proved to be just fool’s gold in the end. Chicago wouldn’t break in the closing minutes and preserved their fifth consecutive win.

This is where I usually would discuss some brief insight, but I have an Intercultural Communication final tomorrow morning to study for. Instead, let me sum it up by communicating it in the best possible way: The Bucks just lost at home to the BULLS.

As you’d expect, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton were the leading scorers for Milwaukee. They finished with 29 points apiece. For Chicago, it was Bobby Portis who put forth the strongest punch (ha, get it?). The Arkansas product put his stamp on the game with 27 points off the bench.

Stat That Stood Out

Easy. Chicago’s offensive rebound percentage. It ended up being 29.2 percent when the final whistle blew. It seemed to dictate all other facets of the game, as for a majority of the night, Chicago held an edge in every category. We’re all aware of what kind of issues the Bucks have at the center position, but tonight’s performance periscoped a glimpse into the harsh reality.