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Not over yet. Middleton with back-to-back 3s after Giannis swatted away a Gasol shot. 55.6 left. Bulls ball.
Bulls up 94-86 with 2:06 left and on brink of taking 3-0 lead in series.
Bulls 14 for 29.
Bulls triples burying Bucks. Snell with last 2 and they were big. Bulls 94, Bucks 86 with 2:06 left.
Carter-Williams with two big misses that could have cut into Bulls' 86-78 lead.
Make that 86-78 lead
Bulls move to 96-78 lead with 6:24 left.
Hearing some very encouraging things about new arena for Bucks.
End of 3: Bulls 74, Bucks 71. This has been best game of series, most exciting. Both fan bases are pumped. Rose has 22; Giannis 21.
Great game: Bulls 74-71 after three quarters.
Derrick Rose shot 28.0 % on threes this season. That was one of the 10 worst percentages ever among players with 270+ attempts.
Rose has simply been sensational, just a delight to watch.
Rose on fire as he scores on a floater, then drills an open 3 for 74-67 Bulls lead. Bucks call timeout with 3:12 left in third.
Henson back in game for Bucks. He has 9-6 in 13 minutes.
Butler triple gives Bulls a 66-65 lead with 5:08 left in third. Middleton going to line after timeout.
Rose just made an incredible move past three Bucks defenders for a layup.
MCW hits 17-footer at end of clock to tie score at 61-61. Now Giannis scoring in paint - and 1.
Henson had 9 pts and 6 boards in 12 first-half minutes. Strong.
Ruling stands and Butler at line.
Butler fouled by Pachulia and not happy about it. Rule on floor was common foul.
Gasol blocks Ersan's shot as Bucks player slides into camera crew under basket. Dunleavy 3 gives Bulls lead.
Hello. Giannis has never scored 30 in a game. He has 17 at the half.
Bulls end half on 18-4 run. Rose has 13 pts, Butler 11. Gasol with 9. Bucks outscore Bulls 26-22 in second.
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.