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Milwaukee Bucks fall to Chicago Bulls 114-110 in Game 2 of first-round playoff series

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Posted at 11:24 PM, Apr 20, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-21 00:40:25-04

MILWAUKEE — The defending NBA champion Milwaukee Bucks fell to the Chicago Bulls 114-110 in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference first-round playoff series Wednesday.

The series is now tied 1-1. The series now heads to Chicago for Game 3 on Friday.

Giannis Antetokounmpo led the Bucks with 33 points, 18 rebounds and nine assists. During Game 2, Antetokounmpo passed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for the Bucks' all-time playoff scoring leader.

DeMar DeRozan scored 41 points for his career playoff high. Nikola Vucevic added 24 points plus 13 rebounds and Zach LaVine had 20 points as the Bulls beat the Bulls for just the second time in their last 18 meetings.

Tip off for Game 2 was delayed until 8:50 p.m. at Fiserv Forum.

The Bulls were leading 29-28 at the first quarter.

By halftime, the Bulls continued to lead 63-49. The Bucks still trailed 87-80 at the end of the third quarter.

The Bulls began the fourth quarter like they began the game, with a 9-0 run. The Bulls finished the quarter defeating the Bucks 114-110.

Bucks forward Bobby Portis left the game after taking a shot to the face from Chicago's Tristan Thompson late in the first quarter. The Bucks announced early in the second half that Portis was out for the rest of the game with a right eye abrasion.

Portis and Thompson were going after a rebound when an elbow from Thompson appeared to hit Portis near his eye. Portis went to the locker room at the end of the first quarter. No foul was called on the play.

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Milwaukee Bucks' Bobby Portis and Chicago Bulls' Tristan Thompson go after a loose ball during the first half of Game 2 of their an NBA playoff basketball game Wednesday, April 20, 2022, in Milwaukee . (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and wide receiver Randall Cobb sat courtside at Wednesday's game.

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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and wide receiver Randall Cobb sat courtside at Wednesday's game.

The Bucks defeated the Bulls in Game 1 on Sunday. Antetokounmpo had 27 points and 16 rebounds during that game. During Game 1, Jrue Holiday sank a go-ahead 3-pointer with 5:03 left as part of an 8-0 run that gave the Bucks an 85-78 edge.

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