Grieving Giannis Antetokounmpo solid in preseason debut but Bulls beat winless Bucks
Giannis Antetokounmpo had 24 points in 23 minutes in his first game after the death of his father. AP

GIANNIS Antetokounmpo made his preseason debut but the Milwaukee Bucks remained winless in three games after the Chicago Bulls pulled away late for a 114-101 win on Friday (Saturday, Manila time).

Antetokounmpo played his first game since his father passed away and had a strong preseason debut with a game-high 24 points in 23 minutes.

But his effort went for naught as the Bulls bench turned a tight battle into a rout with a 17-6 blitz to start the fourth quarter and never looked back the rest of the way.

Justin Holiday led the Bulls to their second preseason win with 21 points, sinking five triples, while Nikola Mirotic, and reserves Denzel Valentine and Bobby Portis scored 15 apiece.

Khris Middleton and Greg Monroe were the only Bucks players other than Antetokounmpo who scored in double figures with 14 and 10 points, respectively.

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