After the Milwaukee Bucks defense forced yet another Chicago turnover, Jared Dudley found Jerryd Bayless with an inbound pass that resulted in a game winning lay-up and a 92-90 victory over the Chicago Bulls at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. The victory sends the series back to Chicago for game five of the series on Monday night.
Khris Middleton stole the ball from Derrick Rose and while Middleton was attempting a half court shot, Bucks coach Jason Kidd was in the ear of a referee, shouting for a timeout. He got it, with 1.3-seconds left. Kidd drew up the game winning play and his players executed to perfection.
The Bucks pulled out the victory with veterans on the floor. They ended a nine-game playoff losing streak, dating back to their first-round series against Atlanta back in 2010.
O.J. Mayo, who hit a big three with 1:42 to play, led the Bucks with 18 points. Dudley finished with 13 and Bayless 10. Mayo also hit 4-of-6 from beyond the arc. Dudley was 3 for 4.
The Bucks forced 28 Chicago turnovers, which led to 39 points.
Jimmy Butler scored a career playoff-high 33 points, but the Bucks defensively held the rest of the Bulls in check. Pau Gasol had 16 points and Derrick Rose 14 points for Chicago.