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(Chicago, IL)  --   John Henson  had a  monster night with 25 points, 14 rebounds                 and six blocks as the Milwaukee Bucks defeated the Chicago Bulls, 78-74, from United Center. 


Brandon  Knight  also added  a double-double  with 19  points and 10 rebounds, 
while Ersan Ilyasova chipped in with 10 points. 

"We  just  kept fighting," Henson  said. "As a young  team, a scrappy team out 
here, that's what we got to do." 

Milwaukee's  leading scorer,  O.J. Mayo,  shot a  pedestrian 2-of-12  from the 
field for seven points. 

Mike  Dunleavy paced Chicago with 24 points and Carlos Boozer netted 21 points 
with 12 rebounds in the loss. 

"The  main thing  is we  have to  play  hard and  compete and  grind it  out," 
Dunleavy said. "That's a mindset thing. That's not a skill thing." 

Henson capped a 10-2 run to open the fourth with a nice left-handed dunk off a 
feed from Mayo. Henson received the pass and dribbled baseline where he had to 
transfer the ball from his right to left as he was in the air for the flush. 

The Bucks continued to front-run for most of the period when Dunleavy buried a 
triple with 1:59 to play which cut the deficit to 73-72. 

Henson  answered with an unorthodox shot as the shot clock was running down to 
extend the margin back to three with 1:35 remaining. 

Henson  was guarded  by Taj Gibson at the  top of the key and worked his pivot 
foot  looking for someone to pass to. When the forward couldn't find anyone to 
hand  it  off to  and he  realized the shot  clock was  running out, he turned 
around and fired it to the rim where it hit nothing but net. 

Neither team scored from that point on and the Bulls had a chance to tie it or 
at least make it a free throw contest down the stretch. 

Chicago  got the  ball with 13.1 seconds left when Kirk Hinrich drove baseline 
and  hit a cutting  Boozer. Henson's sixth block of the night proved to be the 
biggest  as he knocked  it away from Boozer and the ball went out of bounds to 
Milwaukee. 

Milwaukee  hit all three attempts from the line and closed out the hard fought 
win. 

Chicago  took  its first lead  of the game, 28-27,  after a jumper from Boozer 
midway through the second quarter. 

Knight  hit  a bank-shot seconds  later to regain  the lead for Milwaukee, but 
Dunleavy  scored  eight points during a  10-0 run. Dunleavy's jumper with 3:48 
left capped the run and had Chicago in front, 38-29. 

The Bulls led 42-35 at the break. 

Chicago extended the lead back to 52-43 after a Tony Snell jumper with 5:40 to 
go  in  the third. The Bucks,  however, used a 12-5  run to end the period and 
trailed 57-55 heading into the final frame. 

                                   Game Notes 

The teams split the season series last year with each winning two games on the 
road ... Chicago's 74 points were a season-low ... Milwaukee shot 30-of-75 (40 
percent)  from the  floor compared to 31-of-83 (37.3 percent) from Chicago ... 
Milwaukee outscored the Bulls 10-2 on the fastbreak ... Both teams are back at 
it  on Wednesday with Milwaukee hosting San Antonio and Chicago heading to the 
Big Apple for a meeting against the Knicks. 

 
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