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Dunleavy lifts Bulls past Bucks

Milwaukee,  WI  (SportsNetwork.com) -  Mike Dunleavy's go-ahead 3-pointer with 
5.8  seconds  left lifted  the  Chicago Bulls to  a  91-90  triumph over  the 
Milwaukee Bucks on Friday night. 

Milwaukee's Khris Middleton broke an 88-88 tie with 29.8 seconds left after he 
got  a circus  left-handed shot  to  fall over  Dunleavy with  the shot  clock 
running down. 

Jimmy Butler was called for traveling at the other end, but Joakim Noah forced 
a jump ball along the left baseline on Gary Neal. 

Noah  won the  tap back to Boozer  and Kirk Hinrich dribbled to the right wing 
before finding Dunleavy, who banked home the triple from the top of the arc. 

"When  it left my hand,  I thought it had a good chance to go in. I thought it 
was  going to bank  in because (John) Henson was out there and I had to get it 
up over his outstretched arm," Dunleavy said. 

Noah blocked O.J. Mayo's runner at the other end to seal the outcome. 

"It  should  not have come  down to  it," Bucks head  coach Larry Drew said of 
Dunleavy's  shot.  "We were in position  where we should have closed that game 
out." 

Noah  filled  the stat sheet with  21 points, 18 rebounds, five assists, three 
blocks  and three steals for Chicago, which snapped a three-game slide. Boozer 
added 14 points and 12 boards and Butler netted 16 points in the victory. 

John  Henson had 15  points and eight rebounds for the Bucks, who have dropped 
five of their last seven tilts. 

The Bulls  trailed 88-83 with 1:30  left, but Dunleavy sunk three free throws 
after he was fouled on a three to get Chicago within two. Mayo missed a jumper 
at the other end and Boozer swished in a left baseline jumper to knot the tilt 
with 54.9 ticks on the clock. 

Earlier,  Butler capped a 10-0 Bulls run during the latter stages of the first 
with  a trey  to make it 26-16 in  favor of Chicago before the visitors took a 
26-18 spread into the second. 

Neal  knocked  down a triple  and recorded  a three-point play on back-to-back 
trips  down the floor to finish off an 11-3 spurt to knot the contest at 29-29 
near the midway point of the second. 

The Bucks took a 51-47 spread into the break and led 69-62 after three. 

                                   Game Notes 

Hinrich had 13 points and eight assists ... Mayo scored 14 points ... Chicago 
outrebounded Milwaukee 44-38 ... The Bucks defeated the Bulls in Chicago 78-74 
on Tuesday. 

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