Bucks 94-88 Bulls Game 5
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.
Bulls 113-106 Bucks Game 3
The Bulls win 113-106. Rose scores 34 points, Butler scores 24 points. Antetokounmpo scores 25 points and Khris Middleton scores 18 points for the Bucks. Chicago leads 3-0 the East First Round Series. Coach Thibodeau on Butler’s performance:
Jimmy set the tone for that.
Butler on Rose:
Playing with Derrick, he makes everything easier for everybody.
Middleton on Bucks loss:
We just got sloppy and stagnant.
It’s playoff basketball. I’m still trying to catch a rhythm. Sometimes I get winded. I catch a second wind and I come back good. But I can’t think about that.