Bucks overcome poor start to beat Bulls, move within a half-game of seventh-place Miami in East

CHICAGO — Shabazz Muhammad scored 21 points and Milwaukee overcame a sluggish start to beat Chicago, 118-105, on Friday (Saturday, Manila time).

Milwaukee star swingman Giannis Antetokounmpo missed the game because of a sprained right ankle.

Former Bull Tony Snell added 18 points, and Brandon Jennings had 16 points and five assists to help the Bucks move within a half-game of seventh-place Miami in the Eastern Conference playoff race.

Denzel Valentine led Chicago with 20 points.

 

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