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Boozer and Bulls take down Bucks

Milwaukee,  WI  (SportsNetwork.com) - Carlos Boozer registered a double-double 
of  19 points  and 13 rebounds to help  the Chicago Bulls to an 81-72 win over 
the Milwaukee Bucks in what was an offensive struggle from the opening tip. 

Mike  Dunleavy  tallied 18 points on  3-of-3 shooting from beyond the arc, Taj 
Gibson  netted 12 and  Jimmy Butler added 10 points for Chicago, which won its 
eighth  consecutive  road game over Milwaukee  for the first time in franchise 

Joakim  Noah  had eight  points and  grabbed 10 rebounds  in the Bulls' fourth 
straight win overall. 

Chicago  shot 38.7 percent from the floor, but held Milwaukee to a meager 31.8 
percent shooting. 

O.J.  Mayo scored a team-high 16 points, while Ersan Ilyasova and Luke Ridnour 
each posted 14 points in the loss, Milwaukee's fourth straight defeat. 

Brandon  Knight  scored 12  points on 5-of-21  shooting and Miroslav Raduljica 
added 10 points as the Bucks fell to 3-14 at home. 

Knight  made  a jumper with  5:09 left in the  fourth to pull Milwaukee within 
one,  73-72. From that  point, the Bucks went 0-for-11 from the field down the 
stretch and were held scoreless by Chicago's stingy defensive unit. 

Dunleavy  quickly answered Knight's jumper with one of his own, then scored on 
a  layup and a  pair of free throws to increase the Chicago advantage to 79-72 
with 1:16 to play. 

Milwaukee  shot  6-of-23 in  the fourth quarter,  but surprisingly shot better 
than the Bulls, who were 4-of-16. 

"Going  down  the stretch you have  to make plays  and we did not make plays," 
said  Bucks head coach  Larry Drew. "We forced a couple shots down the stretch 
and  it probably wasn't the best selection on some shots, but you have to make 

Ilyasova  scored  five  points during  a  10-1  spurt  to  open the  game  for 
Milwaukee.  Dunleavy made Chicago's first bucket 5:13 into the contest and the 
Bulls trailed 12-5 in the early going. 

The  Bucks  led by as  many as 11  in the quarter  and owned a 27-20 advantage 
heading to the second. 

Dunleavy buried back-to-back 3s to cap a 13-1 charge midway through the second 
quarter and help Chicago to a 35-32 lead. 

The Bulls  brought a  slim 47-45  lead into the  locker room  at the half and 
extended the margin to 69-59 heading into he fourth. 

                                   Game Notes 

John  Henson missed his sixth straight game for the Bucks with a sprained left 
ankle  ... Boozer  returned to the lineup  after missing two games with a sore 
right  knee ...  Chicago outscored Milwaukee 27-9 from the free-throw line ... 
The  Bucks edged the Bulls 5-2 on the fastbreak ... The Bulls largest lead was 
15 ... Each team committed 12 turnovers. 

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