The Bucks win 94-88. Carter-Williams scores 22 points and nine assists, Middleton scores 21 points. Gasol scores 25 points and ten rebounds, Butler scores 20 points and Rose scores 13 points for the Bulls. Chicago leads series 3-2.
Coach Kidd on Game 5 victory:
A lot of people look at it as house money. You can always talk about the future, but we don’t. We don’t really understand what the future holds for us. We’ve got to stay in the present. This is what this team has done all year. They haven’t looked at the future. They’ve just stayed in the present.
We believe that we can beat this team, and we felt that we shouldn’t be going home right now.
Gibson on Bulls loss:
They came into us, put us on our heels early, and we’ve got to battle back. very team is talented in this league. It comes down to execution and will. We just didn’t have it tonight.
Bucks win 92-90. Mayo scores 18 points, Dudley scores 13 points and five assists and Antetokounmpo scores ten points and eight rebounds. Butler scores 33 points, Gasol scores a double-double (16 points, ten rebounds) and Rose scores 14 points, six assists for the Bulls. Chicago leads East First Round Series 3-1.
Coach Kidd on Game 3 victory:
We thought we got better tonight. We found ourselves with a `W.
Bayless on Dudley:
I was curious. I just wanted to know, Are you going to look for this?.
Coach Thibodeau on Game 3 loss:
I’m not going to put it on that last play. There were a lot of other plays throughout the course of the game. When you turn the ball over like that you’re not going to have success.
Gasol on Bulls turnovers:
But that definitely didn’t lose us the game. Mistakes will happen – we just made too many of them throughout the game.
The Bucks beat the Bulls 95-91. Carter-Williams scores a double-double (21 points and 10 rebounds). Paul Gasol scores 14 points and 11 rebounds, Butler scores 25 points and seven rebounds for the Bulls. Coach Kidd:
Any win, no matter at what point here or there, can help.
We didn’t win. That’s all that matters, No matter how many times you turn the ball over – yada, yada, yada – you’ve got to win the game.
You’re always concerned. You’re concerned about everything.
The Hawks win 101-88 against the Bucks. Caroll scores 23 points. Antetokounmpo scores 18 points for the Bucks. The Hawks has the number one seed in the East and plays an easy schedule and plans to stay healthy for the playoffs. Caroll:
We’re trying to get our mojo back, get our momentum back going to the playoffs.
I’m so tired of wearing this mask. I can’t wait for it to be over.
When you play against the best in the East, you have to compete.