Milwaukee Bucks defeat Chicago Bulls, 96-93

Now that's what a rivalry game is supposed to feel like.

Elbows were flying, heated words were exchanged, technical fouls were assessed.

And when it was all done, the Milwaukee Bucks had prevailed, 96-93, over the Chicago Bulls before a Bradley Center sellout crowd of 18,717.

It took some gritty defensive work by the Bucks (15-18) in the final quarter and a crucial offensive rebound and dunk by Hakim Warrick with 10.1 seconds left to finally fend off the Bulls (14...

One of the many changes coach Scott Skiles instituted when he took over as coach of the Milwaukee Bucks before last season was to take down the board in the locker room that listed the updated NBA standings.

The Bucks, in Skiles' view, had more important things to focus on - like figuring out ways to win games, and then letting the standings take care of themselves.

"I didn't put that (standings board) up," said Skiles. "I think it depends on your group. If you have ...

 

PLAYER OF THE GAME: Andrew Bogut did everything with 27 points, 13 rebounds, six blocked shots and two charges drawn from Bulls players. "He blocked shots; he was at the rim," said Bucks coach Scott Skiles. "You're asking a lot. The guy's at the rim trying to stop (Derrick) Rose, and then he has to hustle out there (to the three-point line) and get Brad Miller as well. His basket protection was really big for us tonight."

PLAY OF THE GAME: Bogut somehow got back ag...