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The Chicago Bulls will be at BMO Harris Bradley Center to play a division foe in the Milwaukee Bucks. The Bucks currently hold a 5-17 record and are still looking to find the winning formula. On the opposite side, the Bulls are still looking for answers and sport a record of 8-12. Contributing to their sub-.500 record has been their play over the last 10 games. They've come up on the losing end during eight of those games. This game will begin at 8:30 pm EST and it will be covered by CSN-CHI and FSN-WIS.

The Bucks are expecting better results after their embarrassing 109-77 loss to the Spurs. Nate Wolters was the team's leading scorer, recording 18. The Bulls, meanwhile, are coming off an 83-78 loss against the Knicks. Joakim Noah scored 12 points and recorded 11 rebounds earning his fifth double-double of the year. This is the second game of the year between these two teams, with the Bucks winning the first matchup, 78-74. John Henson put up a double-double in that victory with 25 points and 14 rebounds.

Milwaukee may have trouble getting to the line in this one. They're 28th in the NBA in FTA rate (24.0), while Chicago is among the NBA's least foul-prone squads (yielding a FTA rate of just 24.7, fifth in the NBA). Furthermore, the defense of the Bulls should have an advantage in terms of eFG%. They're second in the league in forcing misses (opponents' eFG% of 46.6%), while the offense of the Bucks ranks 28th in eFG% (45.7%).


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