Bulls use three-pointers to beat Bucks 118-113 at Fiserv Forum

The Chicago Bulls earned a rare win over the Milwaukee Bucks Wednesday night at Fiserv Forum with a 118-113 victory. Milwaukee fell to 12-5 while Chicago improve to 8-10.

Here are some takeaways from the game:

Bulls flip the offensive script on Bucks and shoot threes

It’s fair to say the Bulls haven’t had much for the Bucks since 2018-19, losing 17 of the 19 games (including playoffs) the two teams had played each another before Wednesday. They’d lost by an average of 13.5 points, too.

Chicago Bulls guard Coby White and Milwaukee Bucks guard Jrue Holiday scramble for the ball during the first half of their game Wednesday night at Fiserv Forum.

So why stick with what doesn’t work?

The Bulls came out moving the ball and letting it fly from deep, which ran counter to their usual offensive style. They put up 13 three-pointers in the first quarter, almost half of their average per-game total of 28.5. They kept firing them up, too, from DeMar DeRozan to Javonte Green to Patrick Williams. Eight of the nine Bulls who played took at least one three and seven made at least one.

Box score: Bulls 118, Bucks 113

It had to catch the Bucks by surprise, as they’ve been one of the better teams at preventing the three all season (No. 5, 31.1 allowed per game) and when the regulars have been available they were one of the best in opponent three-point percentage. The Bulls made 12 of 23 threes and assisted on 17 of their 22 baskets in the first half. The hot start allowed the Bulls to take brief leads in the first half.  

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