Bucks Use Big Second Half to Beat Bulls 123-104

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Down 18 at halftime, the Bucks outscored the Chicago Bulls 78-41 in the second half to beat Chicago 123-104. The win moves Milwaukee to within a half-game of the Toronto Raptors for first in the Eastern Conference.

The Bulls raced out to an early lead fueled by hot shooting from the three-point line. Chicago shot 11 for 17 from deep in the first half, led by Justin Holiday who was a perfect six for six from downtown.

However, the Bulls would only make two more threes the rest of the game, and the Bucks started chipping away early in the third quarter, and were up 11 by the end of the period. All five Bucks starters scored in double figures, led by Eric Bledsoe with 25.

Former Buck Jabari Parker scored 21 points in his first game against his old team, including 15 in the first quarter.

The Bucks have the rest of the weekend off before hosting the Denver Nuggets on Monday night.