NBA Scores: Holiday, Giannis Crush Bulls In Win For Bucks

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DeMar DeRozan and the Chicago Bulls (42-30) took on Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks (45-27) in part of the NBA Tuesday slate. It was the Bucks that came out on top with 126-98 being the final score.

After the game was tied 20-20 at the 3:33 mark of the first quarter, the Bucks outscored the Bulls by a staggering 106-78 margin for the remainder of the game.

“At some point, we’ve got to get tired of getting our butt kicked like this and flip that switch of understanding, all right, enough is enough,” DeRozan said. “Now it’s time to turn it around and show that desperation.”

Giannis Antetokounmpo led the Bucks with 25 points, 17 rebounds, and five assists but recorded nine turnovers. Jrue Holiday had a special performance with 27 points and seven assists with no turnovers and went 12-17 from the floor and 2-5 on 3s. As a team, the Bucks shot 61.0 percent from the floor and 42.9 percent from beyond the arc.

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The Bulls were crushed despite receiving 64 combined points from Nikola Vucevic (22), DeMar DeRozan (21), and Zach LaVine (21). The most any other member of the team scored was the seven that Ayo Dosunmu chipped in.

Coming off a 113-99 win over the Toronto Raptors, the Bulls sought to build some momentum, but failed. In their previous outing, the Milwaukee Bucks were defeated 138-119 by the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Both teams were angling to maximize their playoff seeding. The Milwaukee Bucks are very much in play for the second seed in the Eastern Conference and jumped ahead of the Philadelphia 76ers to hold it with a win.

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