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Bulls are putting it to Bucks

Put a hold on all that contender talk.

Jabari Parker put it to his former team with 15 first-quarter points, and Justin Holiday took and made six 3-pointers as the Chicago Bulls led by as many as 22 points and took a 63-45 lead into the half.

The Bucks have been embarrassed on both ends of the floor, as Chicago is shooting 64.7% on 3-pointers (11 for 17), has forced 11 Milwaukee turnovers and allowed just 42.9% shooting (18 of 42).

Holiday leads all scorers with 18 points, and Parker has 17.

Holiday, the older brother of New Orleans Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday, is just one point short of his season high of 19.

The Bucks, meanwhile, led just once — 3-2, after Giannis Antetokounmpo made a 3-pointer on their second possession. Antetokounmpo leds the Bucks with 11 points, but the Milwaukee offense has appeared out of sorts throughout the night.

Holiday’s second 3-pointer gave the Bulls a 24-10 lead, and the Bucks never got closer than seven the rest of the half.

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