clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Bulls vs. Bucks final score: Chicago lays egg and loses Game 5, 94-88

Rat farts.

Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports

The Bulls came out flat, were outplayed most of the game and didn't deserve to win Game 5. Sure enough, this series is inexplicably going back to Milwaukee after the Bucks pulled out a 94-88 victory.

Derrick Rose and Jimmy Butler were awful offensively, combining to shoot 10-of-41 from the field. Rose had six more turnovers after eight last game and shot 0-of-7 from three, and Michael Carter-Williams roasted him all night to the tune of 22 points, nine assists and eight rebounds. At least Butler had 10 boards, six assists and four steals to somewhat make up for his awful shooting.

Pau Gasol had a huge game with 25 points, 10 boards and four assists, but it wasn't enough. Joakim Noah finally showed a bit of a pulse with 10 points, 13 rebounds, six assists and three blocks, however, two key missed layups in the fourth quarter as the Bulls were attempting to come back loomed large.

In all, this was just a god-awful loss in front of a home crowd that got dumped on by the national broadcast for being too quiet. Give a ton of credit to that relentless Bucks defense, but there's not much of an excuse for this performance, especially given the Cavaliers news from earlier in the day. I'm still not all that concerned about losing this series, but this extra game, or, God forbid, games if it goes seven is rough. Full recap later.