Nov 25, 2013; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Chicago Bulls guard Mike Dunleavy (34) reacts to a call during the second half against the Utah Jazz at EnergySolutions Arena. The Jazz won 89-83 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports

Hobbled Chicago Bulls Fall To Milwaukee Bucks

The Chicago Bulls really aren’t catching any breaks at all this time of year.  In the game against the Milwaukee Bucks (5-16), they played without arguably their four best players.  Derrick Rose, Luol Deng, Jimmy Butler, and Joakim Noah.  They lost to the Bucks by a score of 78-74.

The Bulls only played eight players, but what other choice does coach Tom Thibodeau have?  You could almost say this stretch the Bulls are fighting through is unfair.

Chicago actually held a lead at halftime, but after just a 32 point second half the Bulls wound up losing the basketball game.  There really isn’t much the Bulls can do at this point until they get healthy and if you’re a fan, you just have to hang in there because sooner or later this team will be back healthy.  Obviously you’d like it to be sooner rather than later, but beggers can’t be choosers.

Chicago was led by Mike Dunleavy, who played a game high 44 minutes.  He totaled 24 points and 5 rebounds on the night.  Carlos Boozer recorded another double double.  Boozer ended with 21 points and 12 rebounds.

For Milwaukee, John Henson scored 25 points and gathered 14 boards, while Brandon Knight scored 19 points on 8-23 shooting.

This is a bad time for the Bulls to be banged up because they have 4 games in 5 days.  This one was the start of the stretch.  They will now travel to New York City to take on a Knick team that has been less than impressive this season.  Tip off for the game tomorrow is scheduled for 7:oo p.m. CT.

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