The Milwaukee Bucks are 13-0 in games after a loss. The have a chance to add to that record tonight.
Still the only team in the NBA to not lose consecutive games this season, the Bucks put their status at risk against the Chicago Bulls at the United Center.
The Bucks are coming off a 103-83 loss Saturday night at home against the Orlando Magic.
Of course, Giannis Antetokounmpo sat out that game resting what was called “right knee soreness.” Antetokounmpo returns for tonight’s game, and, presumably, so does the Milwaukee offense.
The Bucks shot just 32.8% (31 for 95) and went 6 for 35 (17.1%) on 3-pointers. Brook Lopez, Khris Middleton and Malcolm Brogdon combined to go 12 for 47 and 0 for 14 on threes.
While Antetokounmpo returns, the Bucks will have to wait at least another two days for the team debut of Nikola Mirotic, who will miss his ninth straight game with a strained calf muscle.
At 41-14, the Bucks still hold the league’s best record. The Bulls enter the game at 13-43 and traded former Buck Jabari Parker and Bobby Portis to the Washington Wizards for Otto Porter Jr. Parker scored 20 points and Portis 10 against the Bulls as the Wizards scored a 134-125 victory over the Bulls Saturday night. Porter Jr. scored 17 in his Bulls debut.