Playing without star Giannis Antetokounmpo, the Milwaukee Bucks opened a five-game road trip with a 117-106 win over the Chicago Bulls at the United Center on Monday night.
Antetokounmpo was held out because of a sore right knee. The Bucks were also without guards George Hill and Sterling Brown as well, but Khris Middleton and Malcolm Brogdon led the way with 22 points each. The effort gave the Bucks their 5th straight win and 8th straight road victory.
Ersan Ilyasova got the start in place of Antetokounmpo and finished with 10 points and six rebounds. Nikola Mirotic had 13 points against his former team and Pat Connaughton came off the bench with 10 points, six rebounds and five assists. [Read more…]