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Chicago Bulls vs. Milwaukee Bucks
The Chicago Bulls (22-14) will be hosted by the Milwaukee Bucks (15-24) at Bradley Center on Tuesday evening. Fanpicks.com is proud to announce its RotoPicker free to use tool, which allows you to create winning line ups and dominate your fantasy basketball competition. Play the most exciting contest, including the newest $25K Grand Action and Point Spread contests only at Fanpicks.com the premiere daily fantasy basketball
The Bulls will be playing on the second half of a back-to-back, having endured a rare home loss Monday night versus the Wizards, 114-100. Derrick Rose led the way for Chicago with 23 points, and is now averaging a solid 18.4 points in the past four contests since his return from a three-game absence due to knee and hamstring soreness. Jimmy Butler continued his outstanding all-around play by pitching in 19 points, seven assists, four rebounds and three steals, while Pau Gasol posted a trademark 15-point, 10-rebound double-double. The defeat was a second straight for the Bulls, following a season-high six-game winning streak that included a 117-106 victory over the Bucks on January 5. Butler led the way in that contest with 32 points, but he and the Bulls may be hard-pressed to duplicate their offensive success Tuesday, considering they’ll be playing their fourth game in six nights.
The Bucks come in having lost three of their past four games, and firmly entrenched in last place in the Eastern Conference’s Central Division. They fell to the Knicks 100-88 on Sunday, despite an outstanding effort from Greg Monroe. The Bucks’ big man equaled a season high with 28 points, while adding 10 rebounds, two assists and a block. It was notably his third straight game with double-digit boards, and third double-double in the last five games. Khris Middleton (20 points) and Jabari Parker (14 points) made solid contributions as well in the loss. Milwaukee continues to be plagued by the inconsistencies of two of their most potential-laden younger players in Michael Carter-Williams and Giannis Antetokounmpo, and remain ranked in the lower half of the league in points surrendered (103.6), points scored (97.6) and point differential (-6.0).