The Chicago Bulls will once again try to close out the Milwaukee Bucks when their first-round series heads to the Bradley Center for Game 6.
The Bulls have had two opportunities to eliminate the pesky Bucks. In Game 4 in Milwaukee, Chicago's Derrick Rose fell asleep defensively and allowed Jerryd Bayless an easy layup as time expired.
Monday's Game 5 was in Chicago, but the Bucks prevailed, 94-88.
Michael Carter-Williams scored eight of his 22 points in the fourth quarter and Milwaukee staved off elimination yet again. Carter-Williams, the reigning Rookie of the Year, battled through an ankle injury and shot 10-of-15 from the field while adding nine assists and eight rebounds for the Bucks.
The Bucks led the entire second half and made the United Center crowd a non- factor most of the night.
>>Gasol, Grizzlies Knock Out Blazers
Marc Gasol had 26 points and 14 rebounds and the Grizzlies defeated the Blazers 99-93 in Game 5 on Wednesday night.
C.J. McCollum scored 16 of his 33 points in the third quarter to keep Portland within striking distance heading into the fourth, with his pull-up jumper at the buzzer making it 68-66.
The Grizzlies, however, pulled away for good during the middle to late stages of the fourth with a 9-0 run.
Courtney Lee netted 20 points and Zach Randolph added 16 points and eight rebounds for Memphis, which won a first-round series for the third time in its last five seasons.
The Grizzlies snatched 15 offensive rebounds and held a 56-38 edge on the boards overall.
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Atlanta 107, Brooklyn 97 (Atlanta Leads Series 3-2)