John Henson had one of of the biggest games of his career, leading the Milwaukee Bucks to a 78-74 victory over the Chicago Bulls.
Henson finished with 25 points on on 11-of-17 shooting, grabbed 14 rebounds, blocked six shots, recorded three steals and even dished out two assists. Brandon Knight chipped in with 19 points and 10 rebounds.
Mike Dunleavy, Jr. led the Bulls with 24 points on nine-of-15 shooting and Carlos Boozer had 21 points, 12 rebounds and four steals.
Not only is Derrick Rose out of the season, but the Bulls were playing without Jimmy Butler (sprained right big toe), Luol Deng (left calf tightness) and Joakim Noah (bruised right thigh).
Only eight players suited up for the Bulls.
Still, they managed to take an 11-point lead in the third quarter, mostly on the heels of their excellent defense. From that point on, the Bucks outscored the Bulls 41-26, holding the Bulls to just 32 total second half points. The Bulls cut the lead to 73-72 with just under two minutes to go, but Henson answered with a jumper the Bulls couldn’t recover from.
The Bucks are now 5-16 while the Bulls sit at 8-11.