Bulls rule out LaVine, Caruso for Game 5 in Milwaukee
Bucks Bulls Basketball Chicago Bulls guard Zach LaVine (8) drives to the basket against Milwaukee Bucks guard Jevon Carter, left, and forward Giannis Antetokounmpo during the first half of Game 3 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series Friday, April 22, 2022, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) (Nam Y. Huh)MILWAUKEE — (AP) — The Chicago Bulls won’t have guards Zach LaVine and Alex Caruso available Wednesday night when they try to keep their season alive in Game 5 of a first-round playoff series with the Milwaukee Bucks. LaVine is in the NBA's health and safety protocols while Caruso is in concussion protocols. Milwaukee won 111-81 in Game 3 and 119-95 in Game 4. Caruso left Game 4 after taking an inadvertent hit to the face from Bucks guard Jevon Carter.wftv.com
Allen scores 27, Bucks beat Bulls 119-95 to take 3-1 lead
Bucks Bulls Basketball Chicago Bulls forward DeMar DeRozan, right, looks to pass against Milwaukee Bucks guard Jevon Carter during the first half of Game 4 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series Sunday, April 24, 2022, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) (Nam Y. Huh)CHICAGO — (AP) — Grayson Allen set playoff career highs with 27 points and six 3-pointers, Giannis Antetokounmpo had 32 points and 17 rebounds and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Chicago Bulls 119-95 on Sunday to take a 3-1 lead in their first-round series. Allen delivered another huge effort off the bench, surpassing his previous postseason scoring high of 22 points in Game 3. Allen made 4 of 5 3-pointers and scored 16 as the Bucks grabbed a 56-41 halftime lead. ... Chicago has lost six straight home playoff games since beating Cleveland in Game 3 of the 2015 Eastern Conference semifinals.wftv.com
Booker's 35 points lead surprising Suns past Heat 119-112
Duncan Robinson and Tyler Herro each had 25 points to lead the Heat. Three free throws by Robinson cut the Suns' lead to 115-112 before Miami's Bam Adebayo was called for goaltending on a shot by Booker. The review with 11.2 seconds remaining confirmed the call and extended the lead to five points. Led by its backcourt scoring from Herro and Robinson, Miami quickly led by double figures at 19-8. The Suns led 88-86 entering the final period.