Chicago Bulls vs. Milwaukee Bucks: Postgame Grades and Analysis

April 25th, 2015 by John Dorn Leave a reply »

Like Games 2 and 3 in this series, Saturday's Game 4 between the Milwaukee Bucks and Chicago Bulls was highly competitive. But no playoff game this season had an ending quite as exciting as this one.

After several lead changes, the Bucks never trailed in the fourth quarter, and despite squandering a seven-point lead in the final minute, they knocked off the Bulls, 92-90, on a buzzer-beating lay-in by Jerryd Bayless, extending this series back to Chicago for a Game 5.

Impressive performances by Jimmy Butler and Pau Gasol turned out to be for naught, as Milwaukee's well-rounded attack led the team to the franchise's first postseason win since 2010. 

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Derrick Rose: B

This postseason has unexpectedly brought about vintage Rose. In Games 1 through 3, he had averaged 24 points and eight assists on 47 percent shooting. He wasn't as flashy on Saturday, making just one of his first five shots and going 5-of-13 overall. 

He didn't take particularly good care of the ball in Game 4, turning it over four times before halftime and eight times over the entire contest ...

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