Through 3 Quarters

Down one at the end of last quarter, the Chicago Bulls have now snagged the lead. It's anybody's game after three quarters, but Chicago is ahead of the Milwaukee Bucks 72-70.

Small forward DeMar DeRozan has led the way so far for the Bulls, as he has 27 points along with four boards. One thing to keep an eye out for is Tyler Cook's foul situation as he currently sits at four.

Milwaukee has been relying on the performance of power forward Giannis Antetokounmpo, who has 22 points in addition to nine rebounds.

Milwaukee hasn't lost 85% of the games in which they were down heading into the final period this year, so a win here would be refreshing.

Who's Playing

Chicago @ Milwaukee

Current Records: Chicago 28-15; Milwaukee 28-19

What to Know

The Chicago Bulls have quite the challenge ahead of them as they're expected to be blown off the court. The Bulls and the Milwaukee Bucks will face off in a Central Division battle at 8 p.m. ET on Friday at Fiserv Forum. Both teams seek to continue their momentum from their previous wins.

While not quite a landslide, the matchup between Chicago and the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday was still a pretty decisive one as Chicago wrapped it up with a 117-104 win at home. Chicago relied on the efforts of point guard Ayo Dosunmu, who had 18 points and eight assists, and small forward DeMar DeRozan, who had 30 points and seven assists.

Meanwhile, Milwaukee strolled past the Memphis Grizzlies with points to spare on Wednesday, taking the contest 126-114. Power forward Giannis Antetokounmpo and small forward Khris Middleton were among the main playmakers for Milwaukee as the former dropped a double-double on 33 points and 15 boards along with seven dimes and the latter had 27 points and seven assists in addition to seven rebounds.

The wins brought the Bulls up to 28-15 and the Bucks to 28-19. A couple stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: Chicago enters the game with a 47.50% field goal percentage, which is the best in the league. But Milwaukee have been holding their opponents to a field goal percentage of 43.80%, which places them third in the league. These opposing strengths should make for an exciting matchup.

How To Watch

  • When: Friday at 8 p.m. ET
  • Where: Fiserv Forum -- Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • TV: ESPN
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $82.00

Odds

The Bucks are a big 10.5-point favorite against the Bulls, according to the latest NBA odds.

The line has drifted a bit towards the Bucks, as the game opened with the Bucks as an 8.5-point favorite.

Over/Under: -109

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Series History

Milwaukee have won 16 out of their last 23 games against Chicago.

  • May 16, 2021 - Chicago 118 vs. Milwaukee 112
  • Apr 30, 2021 - Milwaukee 108 vs. Chicago 98
  • Jan 01, 2021 - Milwaukee 126 vs. Chicago 96
  • Jan 20, 2020 - Milwaukee 111 vs. Chicago 98
  • Dec 30, 2019 - Milwaukee 123 vs. Chicago 102
  • Nov 18, 2019 - Milwaukee 115 vs. Chicago 101
  • Nov 14, 2019 - Milwaukee 124 vs. Chicago 115
  • Feb 25, 2019 - Milwaukee 117 vs. Chicago 106
  • Feb 11, 2019 - Milwaukee 112 vs. Chicago 99
  • Nov 28, 2018 - Milwaukee 116 vs. Chicago 113
  • Nov 16, 2018 - Milwaukee 123 vs. Chicago 104
  • Mar 23, 2018 - Milwaukee 118 vs. Chicago 105
  • Jan 28, 2018 - Milwaukee 110 vs. Chicago 96
  • Dec 26, 2017 - Chicago 115 vs. Milwaukee 106
  • Dec 15, 2017 - Chicago 115 vs. Milwaukee 109
  • Mar 26, 2017 - Chicago 109 vs. Milwaukee 94
  • Dec 31, 2016 - Milwaukee 116 vs. Chicago 96
  • Dec 16, 2016 - Milwaukee 95 vs. Chicago 69
  • Dec 15, 2016 - Milwaukee 108 vs. Chicago 97
  • Apr 03, 2016 - Chicago 102 vs. Milwaukee 98
  • Mar 07, 2016 - Chicago 100 vs. Milwaukee 90
  • Jan 12, 2016 - Milwaukee 106 vs. Chicago 101
  • Jan 05, 2016 - Chicago 117 vs. Milwaukee 106

Injury Report for Milwaukee

  • Brook Lopez: Out (Back)

Injury Report for Chicago

  • Javonte Green: Out (Groin)
  • Zach LaVine: Out (Knee)
  • Derrick Jones Jr.: Out (Knee)
  • Lonzo Ball: Out (Knee)
  • Patrick Williams: Out (Wrist)