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DeRozan scores 36, Bulls down Bucks 118-113

DeMar DeRozan had 36 points and eight assists, and the Chicago Bulls beat the Milwaukee Bucks 118-113 on Wednesday night.

 

Zach LaVine and Nikola Vucevic scored 18 points apiece for Chicago, and Coby White finished with 14 points.

 

Giannis Antetokounmpo had 36 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists for the Bucks, who lost for just the second time in 11 home games this season. Brook Lopez scored 20 points and Jrue Holiday had 14 points and 11 assists.

 

The Bucks committed 20 turnovers that led to 17 points for the Bulls.

 

Milwaukee led 109-106 before White made a tying 3-pointer with 1:15 left. After Antetokounmpo was called for a charge, White took a pass from DeRozan and buried another 3 to put the Bulls ahead to stay.

 

The Bucks turned the ball over on the ensuing possession and DeRozan found Vucevic, who swished a corner 3.

 

Antetokounmpo was limited to eight points on 4-of-11 shooting in the first half. He scored 11 points in the third quarter, but the Bulls held a seven-point advantage heading to the fourth.

 

The Bulls built a 10-point fourth-quarter lead before the Bucks battled back to tie it midway through the period.

 

Milwaukee led by as much as 12 in the second quarter before Chicago rallied. Holiday's buzzer-beating jumper gave the Bucks a 62-61 halftime edge.

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