Antetokounmpo shines for Bucks

29 January 2018 11:30:07 EST

If the Milwaukee Bucks put everything together they are going to be a scary team come play-off time in the Eastern Conference and the one team that everyone wants to avoid.

Sunday the visitors defeated the Chicago Bulls 110-96 Sunday at the United Center.

Leading the way for the young Bucks was Giannis Antetokounmpo, as the 23-year-old point forward from Athens, Greece finished with a game high 27 points, while pulling down nine rebounds and dishing out eight assists for the game.

Milwaukee is now 3-0 since they fired Jason Kidd in the middle of this month and are slowly climbing the standings in the Eastern Conference.

The Bucks are in sixth place in the East with a record of 26-22 on the season and are only have a game and a half outside of being the fourth seed.

Milwaukee are 15/1 to win the Eastern Conference, with the Washington Wizards 15/1 and Toronto Raptors 7/2.

Chicago is now on a four-game losing streak and has only won four of their past ten games. The Bulls got a strong showing from promising rookie Lauri Markkanen, as the 20 year-old power forward from Vantaa, Finland scored 17 points, while pulling down 10 rebounds and passing out two assists for a double-double for the game.

While it is generally never good to lose, as it creates the wrong overall culture, the hosts are putting themselves in position to select a strong pick in a loaded 2018 NBA Draft.

Meanwhile, the Bucks head back to Milwaukee to welcome the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday, before visiting the Minnesota Timberwolves later in the week.

The Bulls, on the other hand, will travel west to take on the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday in Northern Oregon, before carrying on for games against the Los Angeles Clippers and the Sacramento Kings.

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