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Friday, December 13th (All times Eastern)

Chicago Bulls (8-12) at Milwaukee Bucks (5-17), 8:30 p.m.

(SportsNetwork.com) - The Chicago Bulls haven't played well as of late and look to find some success Friday on the road versus the Milwaukee Bucks.

The Bulls have lost three in a row and nine of their last 11 games, including Wednesday's 83-78 setback at New York. Mike Dunleavy led the Bulls with 20 points, while Carlos Boozer, Joakim Noah and Taj Gibson scored 12 apiece.

Chicago almost rallied from a 23-point deficit and played without forward Luol Deng for a third straight game because of tightness in left calf and a swollen left Achilles. Deng leads the team with 19.4 ppg and has scored 20 or more points in six straight games, averaging 26.2 points in that time.

Deng is just one of three players (Kevin Durant, Kevin Love) posting averages of 19.0 ppg, 7.0 rpg and 4.0 apg this season and is listed as questionable for Friday's game in Milwaukee.

"It's real tough right now," Gibson said of his team dealing with the injuries. "We're just trying to find a way to win."

The Bulls are just 2-9 outside the Windy City this season.

Milwaukee has alternated wins and losses in its last five games and dropped a 109-77 decision in San Antonio on Wednesday. The Spurs jumped out to an 18- point lead during the first quarter and never trailed.

Rookie Nate Wolters tallied 18 points with seven assists and first-year player Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 15 points.

"He's (Antetokounmpo) going to be a special player," praised Wolters. "He's fun to play with just because he's so unselfish. We get out on the break and you can basically throw it up anywhere and he'll go get it."

Milwaukee's starting five combined for just 19 points on 7-for-28 shooting, as Brandon Knight led the bunch with eight points. John Henson, who had scored in double figures in six straight games and was averaging 16.3 ppg in that time, was limited to four points on 2-of-6 shooting in 20 minutes (20:37).

The Bucks have lost three in a row at home and are 2-9 in Brew City. They just defeated the Bulls, 78-74, on Tuesday at the United Center, where Henson and Knight scored 25 and 19 points, respectively. Dunleavy had 24 points in that one and Boozer added 21 for the Bulls, who have won 10 of 13 in this series.

Chicago is unbeaten in the last six road matchups with Milwaukee.

12/13 10:25:40 ET

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Atlanta NBA TV, FS-IN, SportSouth
Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, Game Three. Series tied, 1-1.
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Memphis TNT, FSN-OK, SpSouth
Western Conference Quarterfinals, Game Three, Series tied 1-1.
LA Clippers 4/24 10:30 PM ET
Golden State TNT, CSN-BAY, FSN-PT
Western Conference Quarterfinals, Game Three. Series tied, 1-1.
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Standings

2013 - 2014 Eastern Conference Standings
 
Atlantic W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Toronto 48 34 .585 --- 26-15 22-19 32-20 L 1
x-Brooklyn 44 38 .537 4 28-13 16-25 26-26 L 2
New York 37 45 .451 11 19-22 18-23 26-26 W 4
Boston 25 57 .305 23 16-25 9-32 21-31 L 2
Philadelphia 19 63 .232 29 10-31 9-32 14-38 W 2
 
Central W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Indiana 56 26 .683 --- 35-6 21-20 38-14 W 2
x-Chicago 48 34 .585 8 27-14 21-20 35-17 L 1
Cleveland 33 49 .402 23 19-22 14-27 21-31 W 1
Detroit 29 53 .354 27 17-24 12-29 23-29 L 4
Milwaukee 15 67 .183 41 10-31 5-36 12-40 L 3
 
Southeast W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Miami 54 28 .659 --- 32-9 22-19 34-18 L 3
x-Washington 44 38 .537 10 22-19 22-19 33-19 W 4
x-Charlotte 43 39 .524 11 25-16 18-23 30-22 W 3
x-Atlanta 38 44 .463 16 24-17 14-27 28-24 W 1
Orlando 23 59 .280 31 19-22 4-37 17-35 L 4
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
2013 - 2014 Western Conference Standings
 
Northwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Oklahoma City 59 23 .720 --- 34-7 25-16 36-16 W 1
x-Portland 54 28 .659 5 31-10 23-18 31-21 W 5
Minnesota 40 42 .488 19 24-17 16-25 23-29 L 3
Denver 36 46 .439 23 22-19 14-27 20-32 L 2
Utah 25 57 .305 34 16-25 9-32 13-39 W 1
 
Pacific W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-LA Clippers 57 25 .695 --- 34-7 23-18 36-16 L 1
x-Golden State 51 31 .622 6 27-14 24-17 31-21 W 2
Phoenix 48 34 .585 9 26-15 22-19 28-24 W 1
Sacramento 28 54 .341 29 17-24 11-30 15-37 L 1
LA Lakers 27 55 .329 30 14-27 13-28 15-37 W 2
 
Southwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-San Antonio 62 20 .756 --- 32-9 30-11 38-14 L 2
x-Houston 54 28 .659 8 33-8 21-20 31-21 L 1
x-Memphis 50 32 .610 12 27-14 23-18 29-23 W 5
x-Dallas 49 33 .598 13 26-15 23-18 29-23 L 1
New Orleans 34 48 .415 28 22-19 12-29 15-37 W 2
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
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Scoreboard
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CHR
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Final
CLE 5
KAN 1
Final
PIT 1
CIN 2
7th
DET 3
CWS 2
 
7th
TAM 4
MIN 9
 
7th
NYM 3
STL 1
 
4th
CHC 1
ARI 3
 
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WAS
SDP
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TOR
BAL
7:10pm Tonight
BOS
NYY
8:10pm Tonight
HOU
OAK
10:10pm Tonight
LOS
PHI
7:00pm Tonight
ATL
IND
8:00pm Tonight
MEM
OKC
10:30pm Tonight
GSW
LAC
8:00pm Tonight
DET
BOS
9:30pm Tonight
MIN
COL
10:30pm Tonight
LOS
SJS
7:05pm Tonight
CHR
DUR