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Carter-Williams simply getting schooled by Rose, who can get into the lane whenever he desires.
HT: Bucks 53, Bulls 49. Giannis' shot came after buzzer - refs review and confirm. Giannis leads Bucks with 17 on 6 of 12 and 5 of 7 FTs.
Halftime update: I am looking forward to the second half.
Bucks absolutely unraveling. 18 pt lead has dwindled to two: Milw 51-49.
Bulls 18-2 run has nearly wiped out Bucks lead. "Let's Go Bulls" now thundering in BC.
Bucks' 18-point lead down to 7.
Giannis and Ersan coming back for last stretch of first half.
Bulls fans have something to cheer about as their team cuts deficit to 51-40, thanks to 9-2 run. Dunleavy with key 3-pointer. Bucks timeout.
Dudley with a pair of 3s - big for his confidence.
Bucks bench has been exceptional, especially Henson and Dudley.
Big lift from Henson - just exited for Pachulia.
Bucks clicking on all cylinders as they increase lead to 46-31, easily their biggest of the series.
Bucks are on 19-4 run in second quarter.
Bulls couldn't hear Thibodeau call a timeout. Bucks 46, Bulls 31 after Dudley 3 off Mayo assist. Dudley has 5 pts, 2 steals.
Second quarter so far: Bucks 19, Bulls 4
Giannis has played the whole game so far. Impossible to sub this Giannis.
Bayless fouled by Brooks and doesn't care for tap by Gibson on way down. Bucks 41-31.
Henson making his presence felt at both ends of floor with his length.
Greek Freak is feeling it; already has 15 pts early in 2nd Q.
Giannis said yesterday he's never had a good game against the Bulls. He is right now. Already with 15 points and Bucks lead 36-29.
Giannis carving up Bulls and exhorting crowd after his layup; and he gets 3-point play.
Giannis with the D-Wade windmill crossover to draw the foul. Feels like it's been a long time since he pulled that move off.
Bulls doing not a lot of stopping of a player named Giannis.
John Henson giving Bucks nice boost off bench.
This is a sellout. Fans in last row of upper deck throughout BC.
End of one: Bucks 27, Bulls 27. Bucks hitting 45.8% and Bulls at 60% on 9 of 15. Bucks have 9-8 rebounding edge. Giannis w/9 pts.
Greek Freak, who was a no-show in first two games, off to excellent start in Game 3. 9 points in first Q. Game tied at 27.
THE GIANNIS DROPSTEP I'VE BEEN WANTING! (well, sorta)
Giannis with a nice cut -- Ersan didn't see it, but Giannis grabs the board and puts it back. Create your easy buckets, youngster.
Giannis has matched point total from Game 2 and is at FT line.
Bulls have large contingent of fans at BC again, comprising about 30% of the crowd.
Marc Lasry and Wes Edens just shared a hug at timeout. Their first home playoff game as owners of Bucks.
Two good things: MCW finding people. People making shots.
Henson checked in early for Pachulia. Just made a monster jam on rebound. Then Ersan with long 2 for 22-18 Bucks lead.
ERSAN DID A THING
Bucks are making a more concerted effort to push the ball. Working well so far.
Rose carrying Bulls early (6 pts); Middleton carrying Bucks (5 pts). Bulls up 12-11.
Bucks bench leaps to feet on foul called on Ilyasova as he challenges Butler end-of-clock 3-point attempt. Not pleased with call.
Rose banked in a 3 for 10-4 Bulls lead.
Bucks fans show Zaza some love. They appreciated the physical play from big man in Chicago.
BC is rockin' Great playoff atmosphere.
Bucks fans have come in full throat, ready to battle with Bulls fans.
Substantial booing of the Bulls here.
Not sure chippiness of Game 2 is over, judging by some comments from both teams over last two days.
Red everywhere it seems. Let's see if Bucks can handle this "home" game.
Referees for Game 3: Kenny Mauer, Brian Forte, Ed Malloy.
Thibs on Hinrich's status: "He's good."
Thibs on Jimmy Butler: "We thought he'd be a good player, a good rotational player."
Kidd: "I think the ruling comes from New York. From what they said, nothing was justified to be suspended. We're lucky to have Z."
Pachulia received two technical fouls and was ejected late in Game 2 in Chicago on Monday.
Asked if he thought Zaza Pachulia would be available, Kidd said: "I think there was a lot of speculation ... but nothing took place."
Bucks coach Jason Kidd said same lineup for Game 3 tonight vs. Bulls.
Bucks have put Fear The Dear towels on each of the 18,000-plus seats in BC.
MCW on the playoffs: "It's great experience for us young guys. There are a lot of mind games going on in the game."
Dudley: "It's the quality of shots we're looking for. The key for this game will be patience offensively, not settling."
Bucks forward Jared Dudley on Game 3: "It's big for the city, big for us. We're approaching it as a Game 7-type mentality for us."
Spurs are getting great looks
OMG! 2-13. Wow.
Giannis with candor: "From the time I've been in the NBA I've never have a good game against the Bulls, so that pissed me off."
Henson on Bulls fans in Mke: "I want to hear 'Let's go Bucks' louder than 'Let's go Bulls.' We don't want the Bulls to have 4 home games."
Kidd on Hawks' Mike Budenholzer winning COY award: "Both coaches, Kerr and Bud, had great years. Well-deserved for Bud, coach of the year."
Bucks coach Jason Kidd on placing third in coach of year voting: "It's a compliment to the whole staff. It's a compliment to the team."
Bucks' Dudley said: "I'm not 100% but I'm good enough (to play)."
Jared Dudley said he hurt left foot near end of Game 1. "I don't know what it was," he said. "I think it was a little inflammation."
"That kind of built up to that moment right there. That wasn't just a one-time thing. That was building up. It's part of the game."
John Henson on incident with Brooks: "Going back 4 or 5 games, he shot me a couple elbows, a couple cheap shots ...