Jimmy Butler is quickly proving he may be the go-to guy for Chicago in crunch time.
That's nice for the Bulls to know if Derrick Rose has a dismal first half like he did Monday night.
Butler scored 14 of his playoff career-high 31 points in the fourth quarter to lead the Bulls to a 91-82 win over the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 2 of their first-round playoff series.
Rose scored all 15 of his points after halftime and added nine assists and seven rebounds. Pau Gasol had 11 points, 16 rebounds and four blocks, and Joakim Noah ripped down a game-high 19 rebounds for the Bulls, who have won eight of the last nine against their Central Division rival.
Khris Middleton, playing in his second career postseason game, led Milwaukee with 22 points. Michael Carter-Williams was the only other Buck in double figures with 12 points.
NBA Playoff Scoreboard
Golden State 97, New Orleans 87