Bulls snap losing streak by beating Bucks
Brandon Jennings leaves late with injury
MILWAUKEE — Bulls 93, Bucks 86: Carlos Boozer had 22 points and 19 rebounds while Richard Hamilton also scored 22 points as visiting Chicago snapped its three-game losing streak by taking the opener of a home-and-home set.
Luol Deng contributed 14 points and eight boards for the Bulls, who completed a 2-3 road trip with their ninth consecutive victory over the Bucks.
Brandon Jennings scored a game-high 23 points and Monta Ellis added 17 for Milwaukee, which has lost three games in a row overall and five straight home meetings with Chicago. Jennings was helped off the court with 23 seconds left in the fourth quarter with an ankle injury.
In a game that was tight throughout, Nate Robinson hit a jump shot with 4:45 remaining in the fourth to snap an 81-81 tie and put Chicago ahead for good. The teams traded baskets until Boozer’s dunk with 29.8 seconds left gave the Bulls an 89-85 advantage.
Hamilton and Joakim Noah each buried a pair of free throws in the waning seconds to seal the victory.
GAME NOTEBOOK: Hamilton scored 11 of his 22 points in the first quarter, while Jennings recorded 13 of his 23 in the same period. … Ellis had only five points in the second half. … Both clubs struggled from 3-point range, combining to make only 7 of 33 shots.