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Central Division foes will battle when the Chicago Bulls take on the Milwaukee Bucks at United Center. The Bulls have not found their stride this season, currently holding an 8-10 record. On the opposite side, the Bucks are 12 games below .500 on the year and sport a record of 4-16. Their season has been especially tough, as they have lost eight of their last 10 games. This game has a start time of 8:00 pm EST and FSN-WIS and CSN-CHI will be providing coverage of the contest.

The Bulls are regrouping after their loss to the Pistons, 92-75. Despite the loss, Taj Gibson earned his second double-double of the year. He recorded 21 points and 10 rebounds for the Bulls. Meanwhile, the Bucks are coming off a 90-82 loss to the Nets. O.J. Mayo had a team-high 22 points.

The stingy Chicago defense could make it difficult on Milwaukee's shooters. They rank second in the NBA in forcing misses (opponents' eFG% of 47.0%), while the cold-shooting Milwaukee offense is 26th with a mark of 46.5%. Moreover, foul-shooting opportunities could prove to be quite rare for the Bucks. They are 27th in the league in FTA rate (23.7), while the Bulls are among the league's least foul-prone teams (allowing a rate of just 24.6, ranking fourth in the NBA).


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