MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo had 30 points and 12 rebounds to help the Milwaukee Bucks overcome the ejection of Grayson Allen and beat the Chicago Bulls 94-90 on Friday.
DeMar DeRozan had 35 points but missed a 3-pointer that would have given the Bulls the lead with 23 seconds left. Milwaukee’s Khris Middleton hit two free throws with 15.8 seconds left to set the final numbers.
Both teams posted their lowest 3-point percentage of the season. The Bulls finished 18.4% (7-for-38) from long range and the Bucks 19.4% (6-for-31).
Allen was ejected midway through the third quarter for a flagrant second-degree foul against Alex Caruso, who was attacking the basket. The play was originally called a common foul, but was deemed more serious after reviewing the video.
Caruso landed on his right side and stayed on the floor for a couple of minutes. He continued in the game to try the free throws, but missed both.
The Bulls were playing their first game since announcing Thursday that Lonzo Ball needs arthroscopic surgery on his left knee. Ball is averaging 13 points, 5.4 rebounds and 5.1 assists.
Chicago played for the fourth straight game without either Ball or Zach LaVine, who has inflammation in his left knee that will prevent him from joining the final two games of the road trip. The Bulls are 1-3 in those four games.