NBA Matchup: Milwaukee Bucks vs Chicago Bulls
Date: 21 January 2022
Time: 8:00 P.M. ET
Milwaukee Bucks and Chicago Bulls are set to face each other on Friday at the Fiserv Forum in Wisconsin. Both teams enter this matchup after winning their last games. The Bulls defeated the Cavaliers 117-104 whereas the Bucks took down rampaging Grizzlies.
Milwaukee Bucks season so far
The Milwaukee Bucks have finally returned to their championship form after a slow start to the 2021-22 NBA season. In the last game, Cream City halted the red hot Memphis Grizzlies 126-114 led by a combined 60 point performance of Giannis Antetekoumpo and Khris Middleton. The Bucks are averaging 113.3 points, 47.8 rebounds, 23.5 assists, 8.1 steals and 4.8 blocks per game while shooting 44.8% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 110.8 points per game.
33 PTS | 15 REB | 7 AST | 1 BLK | 2 STL pic.twitter.com/E6wCSL5HWq
— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) January 20, 2022
Giannis Antetokounmpo is shooting 53.2% and averaging 31.8 points over the past 10 games for Milwaukee. The Greek Freak is currently third in the scoring title race and is leading the MVP race in the league. Grayson Allen is shooting 39.0% from beyond the arc with 2.7 made 3-pointers per game for the Bucks, while averaging 12 points.
Chicago Bulls season so far
The Chicago Bulls, one of the best early success stories of the 2021-22 season, are in the midst of their toughest stretch this season. The Windy City took down the young and exciting Cleveland Cavaliers with a comprehensive team performance where four players scored 15+ points. averaging 112.7 points, 41.7 rebounds, 25.2 assists, 7.5 steals and 4.3 blocks per game while shooting 48.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 115.2 points.
Team effort to get back in the W column.
DeMar: 30 pts, 7 ast
Vooch: 24 pts, 12 reb
Ayo: 18 pts, 8 ast
Coby: 16 pts, 4 stl
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— Chicago Bulls (@chicagobulls) January 20, 2022
The Bulls are led by DeMar DeRozan as he is averaging 25.7 points, 5.2 rebounds, 4.7 assists per game. DeMar is eighth in the scoring title race and is fifth in the league. Lonzo Ball is shooting 42.3% from beyond the arc with 3.1 made 3-pointers per game for the Bulls, while averaging 13 points, 5.4 rebounds, 5.1 assists and 1.8 steals.
Milwaukee Bucks vs Chicago Bulls Match Prediction
Bucks vs Bulls promises to be a close game as both teams need to build a winning streak after a difficult phase. Without Zach Lavine and Lonzo Ball, the Bulls get much smaller unless Caruso is out there. Caruso will play in this game but he’s doubtful to give the Bulls anywhere close to 30 minutes so soon after returning from an ankle injury.
While the Bucks remain without Lopez, Giannis Antetokounmpo is more than capable of protecting the rim and defending Vucevic in the post. Milwaukee can also spread the floor like a few teams with a slew of 3pt shooters which will tax the Bulls smaller guards ability to get out on shooters. Hence the Milwaukee Bucks are the favourites to win this game against Chicago Bulls.
Brook Lopez – Back – Expected to be out until at least Mar 1
Lonzo Ball – Knee – Expected to be out until at least Feb 24
Javonte Green – Groin – Expected to be out until at least Jan 23
Zach LaVine – Knee – Expected to be out until at least Jan 26
Derrick Jones Jr. – Knee – Expected to be out until at least Jan 28
Patrick Williams – Wrist – Expected to be out until at least Apr 10
How to watch Milwaukee Bucks vs Chicago Bulls?
All games will be available to stream live on the official NBA app. This game between the Bulls and the Bucks will be locally telecast on NBC Sports Chicago and Bally Sports Wisconsin.